rifles for watie Author:harold keith Jeff Bussey is sixteen when the Civil war begins, he can't wait to leave his Kansas farm and defend the Union cuase against the dread Stand Watie, Indian leader of the rebels.
This is one of my favorite books, and it has been ever since I first read it, probably over 20 years ago. Jeff's journey as a soldier during the Civil War seems somewhat improbable, insofar as to have all of those things happen to one man is improbable. However, as I understand it, the author interviewed a number of Civil War veterans and combined many of their experiences into the life of a single protagonist.
It's a wonderful story and a wonderful view into the lives of the average soldiers during America's Civil War.