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The Resource When Johnny went marching : young Americans fight the Civil War, G. Clifton Wisler

When Johnny went marching : young Americans fight the Civil War, G. Clifton Wisler

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When Johnny went marching : young Americans fight the Civil War
Title
When Johnny went marching
Title remainder
young Americans fight the Civil War
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G. Clifton Wisler
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Review
Gr 4-8 –Despite orders from both sides banning the enlistment of those under the age of 18, thousands of them fought during the Civil War. Wisler has gathered the stories of a few dozen such boys who entered military service as drummers, hospital orderlies, drivers, musicians, and often full-fledged fighting men. The introduction describes the various ruses that they employed to enlist and explains how the heavy casualties of the first few years of the war prompted officers to ignore the age limits and recruit male children as young as 10. Each soldier's story is told in a concise vignette of two or three pages, often personalized with his photograph, excerpts from his diary or his letters, and sometimes his postwar recollections. Their experiences were almost always the same: deprivation, disease, and fatigue; horrific encounters with death and destruction; and the nearly sudden loss of innocence. Their faces, staring from the vintage photographs, are riveting in their stark revelation that these are indeed children in uniform. Some of their stories have appeared in more comprehensive histories of the Civil War, but Wisler's inclusion of so many of them in a single volume makes readers keenly aware of the sheer numbers of youngsters who experienced such a painful and tragic coming-of-age. Readers who crave Civil War literature with young subjects will find their accounts irresistible. An excellent companion volume to Wisler's fictional Mr. Lincoln's Drummer (1995) and The Drummer Boy of Vicksburg (1997, both Dutton).–William McLoughlin, Brookside School, Worthington, OH --William McLoughlin (Reviewed November 1, 2001) (School Library Journal, vol 47, issue 11, p190)
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233901
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DLC
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Wisler, G. Clifton
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Interest level
MG
Literary form
fiction
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  • 4
  • 8
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
8.7
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True
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Accelerated Reader AR
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  • Child soldiers
  • Child soldiers
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
pre adolescent
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young Americans fight the Civil War
Label
When Johnny went marching : young Americans fight the Civil War, G. Clifton Wisler
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-110) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
412596
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xi, 116 pages
Isbn
9780688165376
Lccn
00053617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780688165376
Label
When Johnny went marching : young Americans fight the Civil War, G. Clifton Wisler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-110) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
412596
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xi, 116 pages
Isbn
9780688165376
Lccn
00053617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780688165376

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