Soldier's Heart: Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunters :a Novel of the Civil War
In June 1861, when the Civil War began, Charley Goddard enlisted in the First Minnesota Volunteers. He was 15. He didn't know what a "shooting war" meant or what he was fighting for. But he didn't want to miss out on a great adventure.
The "shooting war" turned out to be the horror of combat and the wild luck of survival; how it feels to cross a field toward the enemy, waiting for fire. When he entered the service he was a boy. When he came back he was different; he was only 19, but he was a man with "soldier's heart," later known as "battle fatigue."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Lacrosse17 - LibraryThing
Soldier’s Heart is about a soldier in the Civil War that goes through many hardships. Soldiers Heart is by Gary Paulsen. Soldier’s Heart is a historical fiction novel. The hardships that the main ... Read full review
Review: Soldier's Heart : Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota VolunteersUser Review - Clare - Goodreads
Well told, based on a real boy. Anti-war sentiment very clear. Action very real. Quick and good read. Boys will like it I think. Read full review