The Wrong Choice (le choix errone) by Luc Jackson
Approx. 49,300 words.
Published on December 31, 2008 by
Hoping to rally the Confederacy to the French-Canadien cause, eighteen-year old Jean-Pierre Mercier, agrees to spy for them.
He travels to Bull Run by train and balloon. Appalled by the carnage, he follows a Confederate deserter into the hills of Kentucky and his future wife. Ultimately, Baton Rouge, Mill Run, Shiloh, Chancellorsville, draft riots, and prison convince him war is not the answer