Thomas R. Stubbs, M.D., general surgeon at Texas County Memorial Hospital and Houston resident, has written a Civil War era novel that has been published and is available for purchase in Houston.
Osceola is the story of a 12-year old boy growing up on his family homestead on the banks of the Osage River near the Missouri-Kansas border. The story details the everyday life of the family until their town of Osceola is pillaged and burned by Kansas Jayhawkers.
The boy joins the Union Army as a member of the 21st Missouri Regiment. Everyday life in the army is chronicled in the book as well as the Battle of Shiloh and the boy’s march to Corinth, Miss., where he experienced the Battles of Iuka and Corinth.
Throughout his life, Stubbs has been an avid reader and amateur historian. Stubbs used his knowledge of herbal medicine, frontier living and early American Civil War to write the novel.
Stubbs is a board certified general surgeon at the TCMH Medical Complex in Houston. He resides in Houston with his wife, Nancy.
Copies of Osceola are available for $20 at the TCMH AuxiliaryGift Shop. A portion of the proceeds goes to support the TCMHAuxiliary, which directs funds to assist the hospital with specialequipment purchased and other needs.