Battle Scars

Fields of Conflict—The American Civil War, Part Two

By (author): John Wilson
ISBN 9781772030938
Softcover | Publication Date: June 28, 2016
Book Dimensions: 5 in x 7 in
208 Pages
$12.95 CAD

About the Book

“A satisfying read.”—Kirkus Reviews

Cousins Walt and Nate McGregor, and Sunday, the former slave on Nate’s father’s plantation, have survived the carnage of the Battle of Shiloh. But the American Civil War rages on, and the three young men find themselves reunited at the notorious Libby prison in Virginia. Within its walls, Nate is a guard, Sunday is a slave, and Walt is a prisoner. Their grim reunion highlights the complexity of a war that has torn a nation apart. Can these three battle-scarred soldiers hope for anything more than survival? Find out in this gripping sequel to John Wilson’s critically acclaimed novel The Flags of War.

About the Author(s)

John Wilson is the author of numerous books of historical fiction for children and young adults. Wilson’s Fields of Conflict series (which includes The Flags of War, Flames of the Tiger, and And in the Morning) explores the impact of war on ordinary people and makes history come alive for his young audiences. He lives in Lantzville, BC. For more information, visit


"A satisfying read." —Kirkus Reviews
"Battle Scars will appeal to young men (ages 11 and up) who have always fancied picking up a gun to fight for their country, as it will show them that wars are games that can only be lost." —Jen Waters, CM Magazine