The Adventures of a Conscript is the only book written by a fellow from Ashe County, North Carolina about his experiences in the Civil War. Drafted into the Confederate army, the book mostly relates to how Unionists fared in the Southern service. He served in the 58th North Carolina Infantry, Virginia State Line and 21st Virginia Cavalry. Description of the Battle of Wytheville, Virginia (Tolands Raid). Description of lynching of Unionists in Jefferson, Ashe County, North Carolina.