year is 1862, and war fever grips western Michigan. Former clerks
and farmboys clamor to volunteer, certain that their weight will
put an end to the Southern uprising. The yoke of responsibility
made young James Lockett wise beyond his years, but his desire to
follow his friends is too much for his cautious nature. James soon
learns that there are three types of volunteers: adventurers, crusaders,
Chasing bushwhackers in Missouri, he discovers a talent for soldiering
and another for finding enemies. At Fort Donelson, the boys from
Kalamazoo discover that they must overcome the enemy inside of themselves.
But neither the Plains of the Midwest nor the fortifications of
Fort Donelson have prepared them for Grant's last stand at Shiloh.
Boys from Kalamazoo presents a true-to-life, fictional account of
the Kalamazoo Sharpshooters.