- Publication date:
- New York : Clarion Books, c2008.
- 115 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 99-102) and index.
- "The music of regimental bands": the first Battle of Bull Run
- "Won't you let me come with you?": reasons for becoming a soldier
- "Don the breeches": enlisting in the military
- "A skirmish drill is the prettiest drill": a soldier's life
- "The whole landscape for an instant turned slightly red": women at Antietam
- "I would rather have been shot dead": hospitals and prisons
- "Touched with fire": after the war.
Sarah Emma Edmonds enlisted because she believed in the Union cause; Melverina Peppercorn joined to stay near her twin brother. Although women were not allowed to enlist as soldiers in the Civil War, many disguised themselves as men and fought anyway.
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 8.3 2
A Junior Library Guild selection