This gripping historical novel will keep kids glued to the page — and learning about one of the Civil War's most significant battles at the same time! A perfect addition to history studies, this novel includes a helpful note on the real people who appear in the novel, a timeline, and a glossary.
Twelve-year-old Will has been dreaming of becoming a drummer in the Union army, but the fighting hasn't even come close to his hometown of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania...until now. When the Union and Confederate armies meet up at Gettysburg, suddenly Will and his family are caught up in the battle. Now Will is doing whatever he can to help — from delivering important messages to nursing the wounded soldiers!