The Drummer Boy of Vicksburg
Orion Howe was a 14-year-old drummer boy from Illinois who received the Medal of Honor for braving enemy fire during a battle at Vicksburg, Mississippi, during the Civil War. Wisler has taken the facts about Howe's life and worked them into a moving story that explores the timeless theme of boys going to war.
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THE DRUMMER BOY OF VICKSBURGUser Review - Kirkus
A historical novel about a real boy who served as a drummer in the Union Army during the Civil War, from Wisler (Caleb's Choice, p. 978, etc.). Orion Howe, 14, and his younger brother, Lyston, are ... Read full review