by M.B. Shelton
From the publisher:
Shelton, a Confederate soldier, recounts life in post Civil War as told in his recently discovered writings. A former prisoner of war, he returned to his hometown in Alabama only to find a township in ruin and lost opportunities. America's second biggest gold rush was underway in the Rocky Mountains. Throwing care to the winds, he caught history's last mule train west in search of gold in this yet to be tamed and dangerous territory.