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Fayette County is where my kinfolk are from, so ahead of a genealogy road trip I was hoping to get a better sense of the history of the area. Not only did this book give me new appreciation for local history, but I even found some of said kinfolk in its pages! Aside from that, McKinney presents the abundance of information chronologically and clearly while allowing the voices of soldiers and civilians to shine through. As America currently revisits the trauma of the Civil War, it's important to ...more