Teenager enlists in the Union Army in 1862. It becomes a law enforcement and counterespionage story
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Orphaned at 16, Johnny joins the Army in Lower Manhattan. After some training he is assigned to the Irish Brigade. Wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg he convalesces in a hospital in Washington. Assigned to provost duty he disrupts an assassination attempt on a cabinet member. Co-opted by the National Detective Service, he goes undercover to infiltrate the conspirators
A formation of blue-clad soldiers ranged line abreast between the ships and the recruitment area. Their eyes sifted through the voyage-weary immigrants who disembarked on the Hudson River dock, targeting men not accompanied by families. The soldiers hustled those loners from the debarkation planks to an open shed with a constant drum-fire of enticements. "Right this way, get steady pay, warm clothing and three meals a day."