Borne A Thousand Times by Tim Gabel
Approx. 64,850 words.
Published on January 12, 2013.
John Ryder was born on a farm near Detroit, and in the second year of the Civil War joined the 24th Michigan Volunteer Regiment along with many of his boyhood friends. Based on the many letters Ryder sent home during his service, this fictional story recounts the experiences of an ordinary soldier whose regiment achieved lasting fame in our nation's desperate struggle against itself.