At the beginning of the story, Henry Fleming, a young man enlisted in the Union Army. This boy enlisted just for fame,and glory. He didn't know what he is putting himself in. Henry met Jim Conklin (The tall Soldier),he talked to him ,and they started knowing each other.Henry was very scared to run from the battle, and he didn't know what to do.
The conflict is when Wilson came and told him to get ready for the war.He was fluctuating between running from the war ,or staying and fighting. Wilson told him if you see all of us fight you will fight,and if you see all of us run, you will run. Henry was never put in this situation before.
When the war started, Henry got very scared and he didn't know what to do. When he saw other people retreating, he dropped his gun and ran. He went to the woods, and he even didn't try to fight. That shows that Henry wasn’t mature enough ,and that he was a coward. After what happened, Henry followed Jim Conklin to the woods. Jim died ,and this made Henry very sad. When Henry went back to the Army he was wounded. He told the Army it was, because he got shot in head. That wasn't true Henry got wounded when he was going back to the regiment he saw another regiment,so one of the soldiers hits him with his rifle.
From this point, Henry decided that he will not run from the battle again. He decided that he will fight. Henry wanted to prove to the officer that they are not mule drivers. Also he wanted to prove that he wasn't scared of death, unlike he'd be proud if he died.
Henry fought very hard,and he made a nice job. At this point, Henry didn't care if he died or something happened to him, but all what he wanted is to win the battle. Henry and Wilson were the flag bearers, Henry carried the union Army's flag ,and Wilson carried the Confederate's flag. They both had a very important role, being a flag bearer is not hard but it is very dangerous.The Union Army won ,and the made a great job.
After the battle ended, Henry felt Guilty about the wrong actions that he took the day before. For example, he left the tattered soldier while he was dying without helping him, and he also ran from the war. He also remembered himself while he was a Hero ,and he fighting, Henry also saved Jim. So at the end of this war, he found peace with himself.