This book represents a classic autography of a young soldier and his experience in the Western Front of the American Civil War. In this book, he shares his reflections over his full term of the war and all the things that happened to him during the same. This book is a memoir of the author, who actually was a Union soldier during the war, and the information provides here is a first-hand remembrance.
The author tells his story of his coming from in Otterville, Illinois, how he left his family's farm to enlist in January 1862, followed by a brief overview of his commanders and the events that happened in the war, which he witnessed. He doesn’t share his involvement in any of the battles, but he presents to the readers a common soldier's view of the war.
This book is considered as one of the best and most honestly written accounts of the Civil War, ever written. It is a great choice and reading material about the period of the American Civil War, for all those interested in history and reading about the same.