Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

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Where does Eb go after Lincoln gives the deserters amnesty in Across Five Aprils?

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Eb returned to his old regiment, which was stationed in Mississippi; he determined to work hard and do a good job for them until his term of enlistment was fulfilled.

Eb had been in a deep depression after a brutal battle in which many of his comrades had been killed. Without really thinking about the consequences of his action, he decided that he "couldn't stand (the fighting) any longer," and "jest up and left." Eb found life as a fugitive even harder, however, and though he regretted...

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