Many books have been written about the Civil War. These books document battles, strategies, heroes, traitors, generals, spies, government leaders and, of course, presidents of both sides. This book does not. Instead, we have tried to present a picture of the ordinary men—the residents of the Village of Honeoye Falls and the Town of Mendon, New York—who went to war leaving families, businesses and jobs to defend what they believed in. They went, and although some did not return, those who did resumed their lives and moved on. This is their story.