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Under Siege!: Three Children at the Civil War Battle for Vicksburg

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"Living in a cave under the ground for six weeks . . . I do not think a child could have passed through what I did and have forgotten it." —Lucy McRae, age 10, 1863 Meet Lucy McRae and two other young people, Willie Lord and Frederick Grant, all survivors of the Civil Wars Battle for Vicksburg. In 1863, Union troops intend to silence the cannons guarding the Mississippi River at Vicksburg—even if they have to take the city by siege. To hasten surrender, they are shelling Vicksburg night and day. Terrified townspeople, including Lucy and Willie, take shelter in caves—enduring heat, snakes, and near suffocation. On the Union side, twelve-year-old Frederick Grant has come to visit his father, General Ulysses S. Grant, only to find himself in the midst of battle, experiencing firsthand the horrors of war. Period photographs, engravings, and maps extend this dramatic story as award-winning author Andrea Warren re-creates one of the most important Civil War battles through the eyes of ordinary townspeople, officers and enlisted men from both sides, and, above all, three brave children who were there.

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Period photographs, engravings, and maps extend this dramatic story as an award-winning author re-creates one of the most important Civil War battles through the eyes of ordinary townspeople, officers and enlisted men from both sides, and, above all, three brave children who were there.

About the Author

Andrea Warrens noteworthy nonfiction has received the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award as well as a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book Award. Her book Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy was a Booklist Editors Choice and an NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, among other recommendations. She lives in the Kansas City area.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374312558
Author:
Warren, Andrea
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Subject:
Children
Subject:
History - United States/19th Century
Subject:
History - Military & Wars
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
Vicksburg (Miss.) History Siege, 1863.
Subject:
History, military
Subject:
Wars
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Subject:
HISTORY / United States/Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
History/Uni
Subject:
ted States/Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes black-and-white photographs, so
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 6.125 in
Age Level:
from 10 up to 15

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