The Journal of James Edmund Pease
from the Dear America series
by Jim Murphy (1998)
A Civil War Union soldier keeps a journal chronicling his troops' personalities and activities, and his fears regarding fighting and leadership... very well done, historically accurate and reads authentic, great sense of the confusion and senselessness of battle ...reads like a much longer/deeper book...
connections: Civil War, Red Badge of Courage, Harriet Tubman, The Valley of the Shadow (civil war letters)