The Muddy Road to Glory Author:Stephen W. Meader From Foreword by Author: "In this story I have tried to picture the everyday life of a young Union soldier in the Civil War; his adventures, his sufferings, and his growth from a callow boy to full manhood. — Ben Everett was just one of the many thousands of lads who volunteered at sixteen or even earlier and went through the horrors of those yea... more »rs that tore the nation apart a century ago.
I am deeply indebted to a good friend, John J. Pullen, whose book, 'The Twentieth Maine', is not only an accurate historical account of a great regiment but a wonderfully readable story, as well. This book, together with the works of Bruce Catton, McKinlay Kantor, and other authorities on the Civil War, has given me invaluable background material for 'The Muddy Road to Glory'."« less