The "Cracker Army's Gold" is a down to earth story about the conflict of the American Civil War which puts a new face on the brave men who fought for the Confederacy. At times serious, at times comical, but always compelling none the less from the beginning to the end. It presents a picture of the Civil War that you have not seen or read about before and it is a story that you will not want to miss out on and is a Must Read for all Civil War buffs. You will remember this book long after you have read it and put it down!About the Author. He is a retired Attorney who practiced law in Ohio for twenty two years after graduating from The Ohio State University with a BS degree and the College of Law with the University of Akron with a JD degree. He now resides on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico across from Tampa in central Florida and spends his time cooking, reading, writing and painting. He painted the covers of both his books "Sand Storm Soldier" as well as "The Cracker Army's Gold". Early in his childhood he was very impressed with older and ancient civilizations and spent hours studying them. His interest in the American Civil War was due to the number of deaths attributed to this conflict which were more than 650,000 by conseritive estimates. He loves to travel and has spent much time in Costa Rica, Mexico, and Ireland and looks forward to returning to Ireland in the near future to search for gold that has been found over time in the Wicklow mountains in Southeastern Ireland, south of Dublin, with the biggest nugget being approximately 28 pounds found in l929!