Hardship and Hardtack by CF Duprey
Approx. 68,110 words.
Published on August 22, 2011 by
Richard Bassett leaves his farm, his wife and two little boys to join the army in order to preserve the Union, not knowing that four weeks into his service, he'll be a prisoner of war and unfairly branded a coward.
Based on the letters the very real Richard sent home to his wife during his first year of service, HARDSHIP AND HARDTACK details his struggle to survive in a time of turmoil.