This book recounts the life of John Jenkins who was a Revolutionary War soldier from Bedford, Virginia. John was likely born in Bedford, Virginia in 1754/55. He went on to serve in the American Revolution during the year of 1778 and served with the 2nd Virginia State Regiment. John Jenkins had moved to Kanawha County, Virginia by 1791.
The author, Karen J. Dunn gives an excellent summary of John Jenkins life and supports her writing with primary and secondary sources.