The inspiring stories of a courageous Union soldier who commands troops in many of the deadliest battles of the Civil War are re-created in the Civil War Life. This action-packed biographical documentary reveals how an Ohio schoolteacher overcomes countless injuries and hardship to fight again and again, winning the admiration and respect from all those he encounters. This hero ventures far beyond his call of duty to fight for the love of his country, fellow soldiers and family. Pain, destruction and suffering cannot conquer the infallible war hero Oscar Jackson. He lives through injuries that would overcome most men. A natural leader, Jackson abandons his studies of law to recruit his own company of Ohio soldiers, who then serve with the Ohio Brigade. During the battle of Corinth, Jackson is struck in the face with a musket ball. Thought to be mortally wounded, the captain is left for dead. The invincible Jackson not only survives - but leads his company until the end of the war, despite the lingering effects of the bullet still lodged in his head. Jackson thrives both on and off of the battlefield, later becoming a U.S. Congressman.