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Drummer Boy : Marching to the Civil War (original 1998; edition 1998)
by Ann Warren Turner, Mark Hess (Illustrator)
Drummer Boy: Marching to the Civil War by Ann Warren Turner (1998)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060276967, Hardcover)A thirteen-year old boy lies about his age to join the Union forces during America's bloodiest war. No matter what happens, a drummer boy in the Civil War must keep playing his drum to relay orders and rally spirits. He doesn't fight, but he sees it all: from the glow of the camp fire to the glare of battle, the drummer boy watches the friendships that war creates and then breaks apart. Ann Turner's powerful text and Mark Hess's stunning artwork reveal the drama and heartache of the Civil War as seen through the eyes of a boy not too young to be a hero.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:22:10 -0400)
A thirteen-year-old soldier, coming of age during the American Civil War, beats his drum to raise tunes and spirits and muffle the sounds of the dying.
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