"One of the best firsthand accounts I have read of campaigning and combat in the Civil War." — James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom
"One of the most remarkable diaries I have ever read. Elisha Hunt Rhodes saw action from Bull Run to Appomattox and somehow survived, and his diary came to represent, better than any other I found, the spirit of the Union soldier." — Ken Burns, director and writer of The Civil War
From the Trade Paperback edition.