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Soldier's Heart: Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunteers (Laurel Leaf Books)

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            He heard it all, Charley did; heard the drums and songs and slogans

            and knew what everybody and his rooster was crowing.

            There was going to be a shooting war. They were having town meetings

            and nailing up posters all over Minnesota and the excitement was so

            high Charley had seen girls faint at the meetings, just faint from

            the noise and hullabaloo. It was better than a circus. Or what he

            thought a circus must be like. He'd never seen one. He'd never seen

            anything but Winona, Minnesota, and the river five miles each way

            from town.

            There would be a shooting war. There were rebels who had violated

            the law and fired on Fort Sumter and the only thing they'd respect

            was steel, it was said, and he knew they were right, and the Union

            was right, and one other thing they said as well--if a man didn't

            hurry he'd miss it. The only shooting war to come in a man's life

            and if a man didn't step right along he'd miss the whole thing.

            Charley didn't figure to miss it. The only problem was that Charley

            wasn't rightly a man yet, at least not to the army. He was fifteen

            and while he worked as a man worked, in the fields all of a day and

            into night, and looked like a man standing tall and just a bit thin

            with hands so big they covered a stove lid, he didn't make a beard

            yet and his voice had only just dropped enough so he could talk with

            men.

            If they knew, he thought, if they knew he was but fifteen they wouldn't

            take him at all.

            But Charley watched and Charley listened and Charley learned.

            

            

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440228387
Author:
Paulsen, Gary
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf Library
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - History - Military / War
Subject:
Gettysburg Campaign, 18
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Military and War
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Laurel Leaf Books
Series Volume:
206474
Publication Date:
September 2000
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
6.82x4.26x.38 in. .15 lbs.
Age Level:
13-17

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