A free black man and ex-slave, Abraham Small meets, by chance, a white Confederate soldier, a poor boy who has never known a slave and barely understands the cause he is fighting for. When their paths cross again in the battle of Gettysburg, one must decide whether to aid the other. "Gives readers an understanding of the soaring words and effect of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. This is a poignant and effective introduction to the Civil War."-Kirkus.