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Billy Yank & Johnny Reb : soldiering in the Civil War

Author: Susan Provost Beller
Publisher: Brookfield, Conn. : Twenty-First Century Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes military life for the average soldier in the Civil War, including camp life, diseases, and conditions for the wounded and prisoners of war. Includes excerpts from first-person accounts, letters, and diaries. A stirring account of what it was like to be a soldier for the Union or the Confederacy in the Civil War. Beller once again weaves first person accounts, mostly from diaries and letters, into an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Personal narratives
Juvenile literature
Personal narratives Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Provost Beller
ISBN: 0761318690 9780761318699
OCLC Number: 43527081
Description: 96 p. : ill., col. map ; 21 x 26 cm.
Contents: Signing up --
Becoming a soldier --
Life in camp --
Food --
Dirt, lice, and disease --
On the march --
Words from the front lines --
Heroes --
Wounded --
Prisoner of war --
Dealing with death --
Finally, the end --
Changed forever --
Map of the Civil War --
Chronology of the Civil War.
Other Titles: Billy Yank and Johnny Reb
Responsibility: Susan Provost Beller.

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Describes military life for the average soldier in the Civil War, including camp life, diseases, and conditions for the wounded and prisoners of war. Includes excerpts from first-person accounts, letters, and diaries. A stirring account of what it was like to be a soldier for the Union or the Confederacy in the Civil War. Beller once again weaves first person accounts, mostly from diaries and letters, into an in-depth history that covers numerous aspects of the war, including camp life, drills and marching, conditions on the front lines, and prisoners of war.

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