Red Cap

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Puffin Books, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
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Thirteen-year-old Ransom (later dubbed "Red Cap") thought fighting in the Civil War would be an adventure--until the day of his first battle. "A sober but important contribution to the growing number of Civil War novels".--Booklist. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

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Ransom J. Powell was a 12 year old boy when he joined The Union Army as a drummer boy. Small even for a 12 year old, relatively well-educated and sweet, the men of his unit adopt him as a mascot. When ... Read full review

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I would give it a three star rating ... The plot was all over the place. But the over all story was nice.


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About the author (1994)

G. Clifton Wisler is the author of more than sixty-three books, many of them historical fiction for young adults. His ability to bring history alive in accessible and engaging ways make him a popular author for young readers. Mr. Wisler lives in Plano, Texas, where he continues to work on his doctoral dissertation on the history of the Ninth Texas Infantry Regiment in the Civil War.

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