James M. Dean was just a normal American citizen until the outbreak of the Civil War. He is then thrown into the unfamiliar world of battle and must defend his honor and his country. James spends four years battling other soldiers and his own demons, but he soon finds that nothing is clear in a battle between brother and brother. Young James finds himself in the midst of the most tumultuous time in American history. He grows to become a man on the battlefield, schooled by older soldiers who teach him compassion along with cynicism. In the midst of the bloodshed, James finds romance but also death and the daily struggle to stay alive. Rich with accurate historical detail, Hidden Memories is one man’s journey to find his purpose and discover how much he can endure. There is more to James’s war than north versus south; there is bravery versus cowardice and honor versus deprivation. In the end, James must question his place in society. Can he rejoin a world at peace after the horrors he has seen?