Sergeant Shedd: His Adventures in The Great War [Brooks]
Sergeant First Class Robert R. Shedd grew up in rural South Carolina and enlisted for service in the National Guard in World War I. His unit was federalized and became C Company of the 117th Engineers, 42nd Division, also known as the Rainbow Division. This meticulously researched book traces his steps through France during World War I. It is a work of historical fiction. Some of the characters and most of the dialog are fictional, but the dates, places and events described in the book are real. Sergeant Shedd was eventually wounded in the Battle of Meuse-Argonne, the last big battle of the war. The book traces his steps from Monticello, S.C., his home, to France and back again. It accurately depicts the life of an engineer in World War I and serves as a tribute to Sergeant Shedd and the others who fought there.