Voices of the Civil War: Stories from the Battlefields

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Can you imagine sneaking into an enemy camp to kidnap a general? Or how about caring for patients while bullets whiz by your head? These were everyday events for people during the Civil War. Experience their triumphs and defeats first hand as you read about a Confederate colonel, a battlefield surgeon, a Union marine, and more.

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Overview

Can you imagine sneaking into an enemy camp to kidnap a general? Or how about caring for patients while bullets whiz by your head? These were everyday events for people during the Civil War. Experience their triumphs and defeats first hand as you read about a Confederate colonel, a battlefield surgeon, a Union marine, and more.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Amy Wyckoff
Each book in the Voices of War series presents the unique personal stories of five individuals who did their best to return home from the battlefields in one piece. Voices of World War I: Stories from the Trenches features the war-time accounts of an American soldier, an American pilot, an African warrior who fought for France, a German U-boat commander, and a female Russian peasant who organized a troop of female soldiers. Voices of the Civil War: Stories from the Battlefields includes the stories of Confederate and Union soldiers, colonels, and doctors, as well as the story of a female freed slave who traveled with a Union regiment and opened a school for freed slaves after the war. Although the stories are not told in first person, the authors incorporate quotes in an attempt to make them more vibrant. With references to lice, disease, death, and loneliness, this series certainly does not sugarcoat war but also does not feature images that might upset middle school students. A simple introduction to the causes of the war and a two-page conclusion stressing the cost of the war are meant to put the stories in context. These books are best as additional texts for students learning about these wars because they do not contain an outline of the events or a time line. Although these volumes are not likely to be a resource for middle school social studies reports, students interested in history will enjoy them, especially the well-labeled maps and pictures throughout. Reviewer: Amy Wyckoff
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429656252
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2010
  • Series: Voices of War Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 606,491
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

A Nation Divided 4

Confederate Soldier Sam Watkins 6

Union Marine Henry Gusley 10

Confederate Doctor Thomas Fanning Wood 14

Union Colonel Wesley Brainerd 18

Confederate Ranger Colonel John Mosby 22

Freed Slave Susie King Taylor 24

After the War 26

Glossary 29

Bibliography 30

Read More 31

Internet Sites 31

Index 32

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