by Michael J. Deeb

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Michael J. Deeb

is the author of seven novels which take place during the American Civil War known as The Drieborg Chronicles.
Duty and Honor is the first novel of The Drieborg Chronicles.
Duty Accomplished is the second novel.
In Honor Restored the character Michael returns to the life of a farmer.
In the fourth novel, The Lincoln Assassination Michael Drieborg works with a team of marshals.
The title 1860 America Moves Toward War explores the issues at stake in the 1860 elections.
In The Way West, Michael Drieborg's youngest son runs away to join the US Cavalry in the West. Civil War Prisons follows the fate of both Union and Confederate captives and the quality of life they each endured during their confinement.

Mike Deeb, with co-writer Robert Lockwood Mills, has also penned two novels which explore the Kennedy Assassination and attempts to answer the question, "Did Oswald Really Act Alone?" Learn more at

Michael also blogs on the Website, telling the stories of the freest people on earth.

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    I couldn’t put this book down once I got started. The detail was great and I really like the main character, Michael. Knowing that so much research went into this book made it exciting to read!

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“Duty and Honor”

Book one of The Drieborg Chronicles

A Civil War novel by Michael J. Deeb

In the summer of 1862, the United States is torn by Civil War. What what was supposed to be a short conflict has turned into a bloody struggle with no end in sight. Teenage farm boy Michael Drieborg lives with his family and longs to join the cause, but he can’t justify abandoning his parents and their farm.


But fate intercedes on Saturday morning on the family’s weekly visit to town. Michael saves a young boy from being bullied. Unfortunately, he strikes the bully – the son of the town banker – and is arrested and charged with assault. He is given a choice: go to jail or join a cavalry unit being formed in the area. Against the wishes of his parents, Michael leaves home and marches to war.


Thus begins the story of a naive farm boy’s journey to becoming a seasoned cavalryman. From the harshness of training camp we see Michael drawn into the intrigues of Washington D.C. and the arms of the congressman’s daughter. Wounded at Gettysburg he only survives to be later captured and sent to Andersonville Prison.

An engrossing novel of a young boys trials, tribulations and achievements as he works his way through the Civil War years of the summer of 1862 to General Lee’s surrender. The reader will be engaged as young Drieborg maneuvers through legal encounters and warring conflicts. An enjoyable read for all those that enjoy a good story.

– Robert N. Casey

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