Private Daniel Samsford is a teenage soldier from Maryland that volunteered to serve in the Union Army. At the preface of the story he has just lost his older brother Billy to the bloodiest battle in American history: Gettysburg. Confusedand alone, he becomes intrigued by an idealistic escaped slave named Teddy who is also serving in the Union Army, and the two soon become close friends. Through Teddy, Daniel learns more about himself and begins to think about his future and life beyond war, even as their regiment prepares for battle yetagain. A great tool for grade school classrooms and history buffs alike, Hidden Tears Still Marching: A Civil War Story is a work of historical fiction that will inspire individuals of every age and race.