Galloway Series, Book 1
In his remarkable work of historical fiction, Road to Antietam, author Tom Hicklin brings readers the story of two brothers and the life-altering events they experience amidst the harrowing backdrop of the American Civil War.
Daniel and Christopher Galloway are merely teenagers when they join the Eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry at the beginning of the Civil War. From there, we follow them from their days at training camp to the many skirmishes they participate in, through to the Battle of Antietam. Along the way, both brothers suffer from illness, exposure, hunger, and extreme fear, and they soon come to realize that the deadly war they've chosen to fight has nothing to do with glory and banners, and everything to do with hardship and depravity. In this blisteringly realistic tale, it becomes apparent that the overall, larger picture does not always reflect the singular human experience.
This is a story of two brothers. This is a story of suffering and hope and adversity and compassion. This a story of what it's like to experience war and its devastating aftermath.