Fourteen-year-old Johnny Ables left his farm in southern Kentucky one morning in early 1862 to gather wood, riding into danger and adventure he could never have imagined. A desperate group of Confederate soldiers kidnapped Johnny for his horses and wagon. Forced into battle at Fort Donelson, Johnny endured cannon fire and hand-to-hand combat and was stranded freezing, alone, and dazed among wounded and dying men. After a miserably cramped voyage by steamboat and train, Johnny and his kidnappers were marched to Camp Morton Prison in Indianapolis. There, Johnny struggled to survive.
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The book Captured starts out very boring but as you read on and get introduced to the characters it becomes more interesting. I would suggest this book to children and also as a read aloud to students. I hope you, your child or students enjoy this book.