HarperCollins, Apr 24, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
The Civil War divided the United States and pitted North against South, brother against brother, and often children against children. On the eve of a fateful battle, Stephen, a drummer boy in the "Red Legs" regiment, thinks of home and the fight ahead. The next morning, he beats ratta-TAT ratta-TAT ratta-TAT TAT TAT The Red Legs and the other Union soldiers fall into rhythm. They meet the Confederate army on thebattlefield. Shots ring out. Cannons boom. The fighting has begun.
Ted Lewin dramatically captures one of many battles waged in the bloodiest war fought on American soil. In this book he pays a moving tribute both to the brave Civil War soldiers and to the dedicated reenactors who preserve their memory.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rdthomps - LibraryThing
This book by Ted Lewin chronicles the experiences of the little drummer boy "Red Legs" in the American Civil War. Drummers ostensibly held the rear in a battle line during the Civil War. The book is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kzilinskas - LibraryThing
This book is about a drummer boy and his thoughts. The fighting of the civil war has just began on American soil. This young boy has a lot to say about the things he sees. Read full review