On April 12, 1861, Confederate troops attacked Fort Sumter, in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. This marked the beginning of the bloody Civil War. Confederate soldiers volunteered and were later drafted to fight the war against the Union. An estimated 800,000 Southern men served in the Confederate Army. Their lives were difficult, as they faced brutal combat, disease, starvation, loneliness, and lack of proper shelter and clothing. The four long years of war changed their lives forever.
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Jennifer Blizin Gillis writes poetry and nonfiction books for children. She first became interested in the Civil War while living near Fredericksburg, Virginia, close to many battlefields. She lives on a former dairy farm in Pittsboro, North Carolina, with her husband, a dog, and a cat.Review:
The American Civil War was a horrific experience. The cost of war is rarely worth the fight, and yet even after thousands of years, civilizations rarely take into account the worth of human life before engaging in war. Often touted as one of the first mod --Children's Literature (CLCD)
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Book Description Compass Point Books. LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: New. 0756520258 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0392003
Book Description Compass Point Books, 2006. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0756520258