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Eager recruits, who had never fired a gun or camped outdoors, learned to live to the beat of drums and to endure the hardships of army camp. They also made the best of their rustic existence, inventing ingenious games, telling yarns, and at times even socializing with the enemy....
Eager recruits, who had never fired a gun or camped outdoors, learned to live to the beat of drums and to endure the hardships of army camp. They also made the best of their rustic existence, inventing ingenious games, telling yarns, and at times even socializing with the enemy.
Behind the Blue and Gray describes how soldiers felt in battle and looks inside the makeshift hospitals and disease-ridden prison camps. It tells about the diversity of recruits, from elderly soldiers to all black Northern regiments.
Based on many first-person accounts and illustrated with vintage photos, this colorful, readable book brings to life the extraordinary existence of the common soldier.
Traces, in this second of a three part series, the events of the Civil War from the first battle to the surrender with emphasis on the experiences of the individual soldier.
Posted November 13, 2009
Behind The Blue and Gray Puffin books, 9/1/1996, 112pp, $9.99
Delia Ray ISBN#0140383041
Behind the Blue and Gray is many stories about men or children fighting in the civil war. There are lots of different characters telling their feelings. It also tells how they kept themselves from going insane from their hard work.
Behind the Blue and Gray is a slow book. It doesn't tell how they fought in the war; it just tells you how they lived. The story makes you think of how much we have that they didn't. If you want to know how they felt or lived, then I would recommend this book without a second thought. But, if you were looking for a story that told of a handsome man that saved the day, I would go read Cinderella. This book can make you want to read and thank Mrs. Okell for picking this book for you, or it will make you bored and you will fall asleep. It just depends on what you are looking for.
By Mirella Davis