The Timely Arrival of Barnabas Bead
Part of A. S. "Pete" Peterson's short story series, Tales of an Unremembered Country.
In this first tale, "The Timely Arrival of Barnabas Bead," a hapless colonel and his faithful lieutenant have been reassigned to a remote Confederate outpost in the Appalachian Mountains, but the road they take to get there may lead them somewhere else entirely.
Paperback edition features illustrations by Joe Sutphin.
PDF edition features an illustration by Jonny Jimison.