Few great wars have been fought out by each side with greater intensity of conviction in the rightness of its cause or with more abundant personal heroism than the American civil war. Of this heroic clash of opposing convictions Mr. Henty has ...
made admirable use in the story of a young Virginian planter, who, after bravely proving his sympathy with the slaves of brutal masters, serves with no less courage and enthusiasm under Lee and Jackson through the most exciting events of the struggle. He has many hairbreadth escapes, is several times wounded, and twice taken prisoner; but his courage and readiness and, in two cases, the devotion of a black servant and of a runaway slave whom he had assisted bring him safely through all difficulties.--- 12 illustrations, 2 maps (including 1 fold out map), 4 battle maps, Prefaces for British Lads and extremely rare American Lads, special modern foreword by George Calhoun, Executive Director of Mt Olive Tape Library, Mt. Olive, MS