Diana Wilder edited the summary of The Safeguard Tuesday, August 23, 2011.
The town of Wheelerville, Georgia, is torn apart by the passing of Sherman's armies. Lavinia Wheeler has opened her house to the wounded and now, in the backwash of the fighting, she is assigned a Safeguard to protect her property. Sergeant Asa Sheppard, the Safeguard, sees at once that his assignment will take all hsi intelligence, tact and resolve as they face marauders, bigotry and bummers. It's a summer of dawning joy against the tapestry of the war.