At the tender age of 14, Thomas Dudley Duncan (1846–1931) was swept up in the fierce winds of civil war as the United States was ripped apart by sectional strife. He had no idea what lay ahead of him as he rushed to defend his home soil of Mississippi. His service in the Confederate Army under Nathan Bedford Forrest would carry him into some of the most important battles of the American Civil War—Shiloh, Corinth, Chickamauga, Fort Pillow, and Brice’s Crossroads. Duncan recounts his experiences with vividness and reflection in this interesting account of a young Confederate soldier. Originally published in 1922, this edition features a new introduction, epilogue, photographs, and an index.