From 1862 to 1864 Captain Samuel Fiske wrote a long series of articles to his home paper, The Springfield Republican, under the pen name “Dunn Browne.” This book contains nearly all of his columns. If you read no other book by a soldier in the Civil War, read this one.
His first service with the 14th Connecticut was at Antietam, the single bloodiest day of fighting in U.S. history. Fiske fought at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, and at Gettysburg he was part of Gibbon’s corps that repulsed Pickett’s Charge on July 3rd. All of that is described in Fiske’s inimitable way.