The U.S. Civil War on the Front Lines

The U.S. Civil War on the Front Lines

by Tim Cooke

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Overview

The U.S. Civil War on the Front Lines by Tim Cooke

In 1860 and 1861, arguments about slavery-led the Southern states to leave the Union. President Abraham Lincoln went to war to preserve the Union. On both sides, soldiers lived in camps far from home. They marched miles across the country and faced tough conditions. As American fought American in bloody battles, the death toll climbed, and to date no war has claimed more American lives. What is war really like for the soldiers who fight in it? Life on the Front Lines takes you behind the scenes of some of the major conflicts of the last 150 years. It uses eyewitness accounts, revealing photographs, and detailed text to let you stand in the soldiers' shoes and experience all parts of their lives in the conflicts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491408421
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Series: Life on the Front Lines
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 900L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 9 Years

About the Author

Tim Cooke is a graduate of Oxford University. He has worked in children's publishing for over 20 years as an author and editor. Among his publications as writer or editor are numerous sets about military history, particularly the American Revolution, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the Vietnam War. He has also written widely about general history, including How to Change the World With a Ball of String (Scholastic, 2011).

Table of Contents

The Civil War 4

The Making of a Soldier 6

Recruitment and the Draft 8

Training 10

Transportation 12

At the Front 14

Living Conditions 16

Food and Drink 18

Medicine and Health 20

Under Fire 22

Spirit and Morale 24

Keeping in Touch 26

Recreation 28

Glossary 30

Read More 31

Internet Sites 31

Index 32

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