The Red Badge of Courage

Who is the spectral soldier, and why is he afraid? How does Henry react to his death?

Red Badge of Courage, chapters 8-11

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The spectral soldier turns out to be his friend Jim Conklin. Jim is wounded and fears being run over by the artillery wagons.Conklin finally runs away onto a field, he collapses and dies. Henry is filled with rage. He clenches his fists and curses the battlefield.