Hudson: "The Red Badge of Courage" is not about a war, Piccolo.
"The Red Badge of Courage" is a novel by Stephen Crane, published in 1895, about the meaning of courage. It follows young Henry Fleming, a recruit in the American Civil War, as he tries to make sense of the reality of war, and of his own part in it. Though the author had never seen battle himself, the story is considered one of the most realistic and influential American war stories ever written. It was made into a film in 1951, starring Audie Murphy, and in 1974 it was remade as a made-for-television movie starring Richard Thomas.