Packed with fascinating historical details, exciting action, and rich characters, this novel tells the story of three very different young people caught up in the American Civil War.
Ten-year-old Jeremy is an indentured servant in New York and Dulcie is a young slave in Georgia, until they both run away to join the 107th New York Volunteer Regiment. Jeremy dreams of finding glory on the battlefield as a drummer boy, while Dulcie hopes to escape her owners by becoming the property of the Union troops. Along the way, they befriend a mysterious teenage Confederate soldier named Charlie, and as battles rage and lives are lost, these unlikely friends must help each other survive the horrors of war. Includes historical notes and selected sources for curious readers.