Originally Posted by tixe
Just started "The State of Jones" by Sally Jenkins & John Stauffer, about a disaffected, Union-supporting Confederate soldier who deserts, goes home to Mississippi, and starts a guerilla rebellion against the rebellion. Interesting so far, but I get the idea that this isn't on the same reliability level as serious histories.
Definitely a good book. Unfortunately (as you suspected) it plays fast and loose with history. If you approach it as a work of historically rooted fiction you'll enjoy yourself.