I hope this book is better researched than his book on the Fourteenth Tennessee Infantry, CSA, and titled "Ordeal By Fire." As a trained historian and historical researcher who has researched the Fiftieth Tennessee Infantry, CSA, in the Clarksville and other local newspapers from the war-time, I have noticed that many interesting articles dealing with the 14th were entirely overlooked from the research and use of the book on the 14th. I have discussed with Randy Rubel on many occasions that the book is not near complete in its research and telling of the story of the 14th to the end of the war, and he concurs. Randy provided the roster of soldiers for the 14th and knows the unit well. The information on the soldiers in the rosters, such as casualties and such, was never woven into the story of the unit. One of the main problems is that Cross has had to rely on other people to do his research and they apparently are not historians, amateur or otherwise. Finally, the book on the 14th ends just after the battle at Gettysburg, and Randy and I have both wondered when the rest of the book will be published.