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Dadblamed Union Army Cow by Susan Fletcher

Dadblamed Union Army Cow

by Susan Fletcher

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Summary: A cow went to the Civil War with her owner. Though her owner called her the dadblamed cow, he loved it. Because she had saved many soldiers' lives with her warmth and milk. After the war, the cow became the cow with honor-- the captain hung the golden medal on her neck.
Genre: historical fiction.
This story is created based on a real story happen in Civil War period. But the details and conversations were made up by the author.
Use: 1. Compare this book with another book called "Finding Winnie". What are the differences and the similarities of this two stories?
2. The cow had done a lot of contributions in the war-- gave warmth to the cold sodiers, produced milk, shooed off flies. Teacher can ask students what else she could do in the war? Students write down the possible ideas and present them.
Media: pastel and water color ( )
  Aliceyeol | Apr 4, 2016 |
This picture book is based of a true story of the Civil War that took place between 1861 and 1865. Set the the Civil War era, it explores a cow and the role of the cow in the Civil War. Although it sounds silly to have a cow as the main character, it's important to know how cows play an important role of the Civil War to help soldiers when needed. The setting of this picture book helps reader to understand the cow's role in the story. In addition, the illustrations of the setting illuminate the importance of the Civil War in terms of the plot. Overall, very fun, rhythmic, and easy to read as well as being educational to learn about the Civil War. ( )
  jhcao20 | Feb 4, 2016 |
I thought this was a very well done picture book. The first part that I enjoyed about the story was the style of the author. Specifically how she told the story using the style of speaking during that time period. For instance, a quote from the story is, “When the war done ended, she followed me home… Tired old dadblamed cow.” Another reason I enjoyed this story was because of the illustrations. They were very detailed and portrayed events that soldiers had to suffer through. For instance, there is an image of Union soldiers fighting Confederate soldiers while cannonballs are in the air and a swordfight is going on. The third reason I enjoyed this story was because of the plot. I really enjoy history and this was a different twist on the Civil War. I appreciated that the story was based off of a true story (with the author taking some liberties). In the Author’s Note, she explains this and then goes on to explain exactly how much she knows to be true. After reading, I felt the main message of the story was to show how to use all of your resources, no matter how unlikely they may seem.
  tricha11 | Apr 20, 2014 |
This would be a great story to share with a class of young students during a history lesson on the Civil War. Students would be surprised to know that a cow went to war, as funny as that seems. She was there to get in the soldiers ways at times but she was also there to help them when they needed her. Also make sure to read the Authors note at the end or else you might not think this story is true at all. ( )
  kzrobin | Nov 22, 2011 |
When a young soldier leaves for war, his "dadblamed" cow follows him. She follows him on the train, into battle, to the hospital when he is wounded, and back home, where she becomes a decorated war hero. Fun, lighthearted, and TRUE! account of a cow's usefulness in war. Some of the passages rhyme, all the pages have the repetition of "that dadblamed cow," and the illustrations of life in the Union Army are detailed without being graphic. This would make for a great read aloud book for grades 2-5- especially classes studying the Civil War.
  stzeke | Apr 12, 2011 |
A Celebrated cow traveled with the 59th Regiment of the Indiana Volunteers from 1862 to 1865.
Cows being cows I imagine it is possible for one to get in all kinds of trouble.
I am looking forward to reading this to my granddaughter. ( )
  Pebblesgmc | Oct 27, 2010 |
This book is based on a true story about a cow marching with the Union army soldiers in the Civil War. The cow was often a nuisance for the soldiers but in the end he probably saved their lifes by providing them with milk and being there for them in very difficult and trying times. A true example of friendship!
  amycampbell | May 15, 2009 |
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