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