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Dadblamed Union Army Cow by Susan Fletcher

Dadblamed Union Army Cow

by Susan Fletcher

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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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