W.Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction

About the W.Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction
This award honors the best fiction set in a period when the United States was at war. It recognizes the service of American veterans and military personnel and encourages the writing and publishing of outstanding war-related fiction. Donated by William Young Boyd II.

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1998 Winner(s)

The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War

Howard Bahr (Nautical and Aviation Press)

The Black Flower is written with reverent attention to historical accuracy. The book vividly documents the fear, suffering, and intense friendships that are all present on the eve of the battle and during its aftermath. It is a powerful reminder that the war that divided America will not vanish quietly into the page of history.