This books tells the story of the revolution with the assistance of eyewitness accounts. Several of the letters show great contrast between the Loyalist and Patriot perspectives. The text of the letters are italicized on a parchment background. A brief description of the author and the circumstances under which the letter was written precedes each letter. Includes: Time line of the Revolutionary War Events, Glossary, To Find Out More (books and websites), Bibliography, Notes on Quotes, Acknowledgments, Index. Schomp has written several books in which battlefield letters are compiled. She notes that battlefront letters have not changed much from the Revolution to Viet Nam.