Cornwell, Bernard. Rebel. New York : HarperCollins, 1993.
First in an abbreviated series by bestselling British military novelist Cornwell. Nate Starbuck, son of a rabid abolitionist preacher from Boston, finds himself alone and friendless in Richmond, Virginia. He becomes a protegé of Washington Faulconer, dissolute Virginia chevalier who is raising his own regiment, the Faulconer Legion, to fight the Yankees. Nate becomes a junior officer in the Legion and follows its fortunes through many intrigues toward First Manassas.
- Cornwell's own Starbuck Chronicles page
- The other Starbuck Chronicles novels: Copperhead, Battle Flag, and The Bloody Ground.