Published Books

About Jacob’s Ladder of Vengeance.

“Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord,” but after learning of his wife’s brutal rape and murder at the hands of members of Quantrill’s Raiders, Jacob Perigo, a veteran of the American Civil War, decided that perhaps it would be best if he assisted the Lord in this mission. “When you do bad things, eventually you get what’s coming to you. Vengeance may be God’s, but I believe He uses us to do His bidding…maybe we are meant to be the instrument of the Lord and do it for Him.

With hate in his heart, Jacob, along with a half-brother and two cousins, set off on a quest for vengeance, traveling throughout post-Civil War Missouri and Kansas, seeking their quarry in places where the war has not yet ended.

Their trail will lead to those he seeks, but it will also unexpectedly lead to a second chance at love. She is a woman who shares a similar need for revenge. Will they both find what they are looking for?

2 Responses to Published Books

  1. Gene Eric Salecker says:

    Hello Mike: Your book is one of the best on the common soldier in the Civil War, covering enlistment, training, campaigning, battle, prison, and of course, the voyage on the Sultana. I was glad to be a small part of your writing experience. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the life of a Civil War soldier and the experiences of some of the men on the steamboat Sultana. Gene Salecker

    • mjoslin says:

      Hello Gene:
      Thank you for that, it means a lot to me.
      When I discovered a comment from you, it only showed about half of the first sentence because I had to give approval before they published it. I am still learning this website business so I had to figure out where to go in order to approve your comment.
      I sent emails to the Sultana Museum, to Jonathan Matthews at Cahaba, and to the Andersonville gift shop. I have yet to hear from the first two, but I did hear from Andersonville. The problem here is that the gift shop is apparently run by They have a bunch of forms that I would be required to fill out before they even give me approval. Frankly, I am a somewhat intelligent man but, a lot of what they ask I don’t understand at all. I think I may pass on that one.


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