- Feb 20, 2005
- South of the North 40
<u>A Wisconsin Boy in Dixie</u> by Stephen Ambrose was published in 1961 and is an excellent collection of letters of a soldier of the Union Army. The letters of James Newton of the 14th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment are a wonderful look into the life of a soldier as he fought the Civil War. Full of wit and humor as well as the stories of a man in the service of his nation this is another must read for those interested in the everyday life of the common soldier during the Civil War.