Synopses & Reviews
In this, the fourth of the series, Nathaniel Starbuck, the northern preacher's son who fights for the Confederate South, is plunged into the most desperate battle of the Civil War, the fight at Antietam. Replaced as commander of the Faulconer Legion, Starbuck is given command of a punishment battalion, a unit composed of failures, cowards and misfits. Starbuck's enemies expect and want him to fail, and if he is to have any chance of rejoining his old regiment, he must lead his ramshackle battalion into the single most bloody day of America's history. He will have to fight not only the Yankees, but also some deadly enemies in his own battalion.