A bit embarrassing to admit, but not coming from the USA, while I know bits and pieces about the American Civil war, the different names for each side kind of confused me. I think I got three quarters of the way through the story before realising what side the main character was fighting for. What never really came across what why he was fighting for the South, when he came from the North. To be honest, I'm still confused.
Apart from that though, it was quite a good adventure/heroism book.