Behind the Blue and Gray: The Soldier's Life in the Civil War

Behind the Blue and Gray: The Soldier's Life in the Civil War

by Delia Ray

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Overview

In this sequel to A Nation Torn: The Story of How the Civil War Began, author Delia Ray reveals how oridinary Union and Confederate soldiers experienced the Civil War.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525673330
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/12/1991
Series: Young Readers' History of the Civil War Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 8.36(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.59(d)
Lexile: 1120L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Delia Ray is the author of numerous fiction books for young readers including Ghost Girl and Singing Hands. She has also written three young-adult nonfiction books about American history. She lives with her family in Iowa City, Iowa.

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