When John Donovan joined N Troop of the Seventh Cavalry, he hoped he could just serve out his enlistment in peace, tend to the officers' horses and answer the occasional call to assembly. He wasn't looking to clear the West of hostile Indians, and he certainly didn't want any hostiles shooting at him.
But peace and quiet weren't what fate had in store for him. No, young Donovan would get much more than he expected during his time in the army. Before he was done, he would see many things forgotten no matter how hard he tried and fight his way through experiences he could never have imagined. It wouldn't take long for the new recruit to learn just how brutal life - AND death - survived at all.