''The early morning fog surrendered to the rising sun, as we marched into the wilderness. The last vestiges of civilization faded out of our sight, as the sunlight illuminated the woodland canopy and freshly blossomed trees that surrounded us.''
A quote from a Civil War soldier? A journal entry of a Civil War reenactor? Or both? With that simple statement, Jeffrey Williams begins his journal, and his journey through Civil War reenacting. In the pages that follow, he has skillfully woven historical information with present day reenacting. In page after page, we find ourselves in twenty-first century Civil War reenactments, as seen through the eyes of Jeffrey S. Williams. We are allowed to see moments of grandeur and moments of chaos... By combining his military and journalistic skills, Mr. Williams seamlessly weaves historical events and modern day reenactments... In the end, it will strengthen your faith in the overall goodness of mankind.'' - From the Introduction