This is a thoroughly researched book dredged from Civil War trenches, family attics and dusty archives.
John Fox has skilfully woven together the never-before-told-story of the 35th Georgia Infantry Regiment as these Southern patriots signed up for what most thought would be a short war.
Using many previously unpublished primary accounts, Fox follows these men as they moved from their red clay homesteads in the great State of Georgia to the Confederate capital at Richmond.
This book is much more than a mere battlefield account because it details the daily life and voice of the average Confederate soldier.
It reveals the true American spirit of courage exhibited through deprivation and hardship, not only at the battlefront for the soldiers but also for the family members at the hearth.
More than twenty maps and over seventy photographs grace the pages to further aid the reader in understanding the epochal struggles of these Georgians.