Beetiful designed the book cover for The Ramsey Legacy, a historical Civil War novel by Ruth Ochs Webster.
What is legacy? A bequest, something handed down from ones’ ancestors. For the Scotsmen who fought for America’s Independence and their sons it was a proud heritage of patriotism, duty, and a stout heart in the face of danger. When America erupted in an ugly civil war in 1861, it would fall upon the shoulders of the fifth generation of Ramseys in America to defend the Union and its flag.
The Ramsey Legacyis a story that follows the sons from one Scots American family through four turbulent years, from Ontario to Alabama, from the battlefield to the home front, to the halls of political power. Ben—the nascent industrialist. Jack—a brooding blacksmith. Bill—the civic-minded engineer.
Experience the early Virginia campaign and Shiloh, the gunboat action on the Yazoo and Mississippi Rivers, and the Sieges of Vicksburg and Mobile. Endure the political battles, corruption, and intrigue emanating from the North, fueled by secret Copperhead societies, conspirators, and financiers hoping to destroy the Union. Live the everyday life of those in and out of uniform, from the workplace to the opera house, from the saloon and brothel to the theater—riots, rallies, fights, celebrations, laughter, and tears.
Inspired by a true story.
Based on historical, military, and genealogical research.
Ruth Ochs Webster was born and raised in Covington, Kentucky, a city on the Ohio River. She has long been fascinated by the stories inherent in American history, particularly those of Colonial America, the Revolutionary War, the founding of the nation, and the Civil War.
Ruth spent most of her adult life teaching history and language arts to students of middle childhood age. She has freelanced as a columnist, essayist, and feature story writer for newspapers; published memoir and fiction in journals and magazines; and written an inspirational blog. She enjoys both genealogical and historical research.
Ruth resides in Metro-Pittsburgh, near the confluence of the two rivers that form the Ohio.