There are more than 800 separate York Countians who suffered losses to the Confederate Army, and a dozen or so filed claims specifically were caused by the Tigers (if the farmers kept the receipts, they knew it was Hays' brigade. All of their campsites can therefore be pinpointed with accuracy, and there are some neat stories in the affidavits signed by the farmers and their parade of eyewitnesses to the postwar depositions (1868 - 1873) when they could apply for recompense. I also included similar damage claims information from Franklin and Adams counties during the march across here to York, as well as some local diary entries and letters written concerning the Tigers.
The book takes the Tigers from Hamilton's Crossing to Second Winchester, using a lot of anecdotes from the Louisianians and the Virginia civilians whose paths they crosses. I then include what some experts have called the most detailed account ever written of the storming of the West Fort at Second Winchester. I then follow the Tigers up into PA and across to York, and then cover their march westward to their Round Hill, PA campsite the night before Gettysburg. Of course, then the narrative shifts to the battle - all three days and the 4th before the Tigers retreat with Lee back to VA. The narrative ends when the Tigers camp in late July. I drew upon Art and Terry's previous work, as well as adding in a lot of new sources not previously used in a national release.