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CIVIL WAR <BR>1861-1865

KEY: jP = Picture Books; jZ = 1st and 2nd Grade Readers; jE = 3rd and 4th Grade Readers; J = 5th Grade and Up

CIVIL WAR
1861 - 1865


Picture Books

Lyon, George CECIL'S STORY
A boy thinks about the possible scenarios that exist for him at home if his father goes off to fight in the Civil War.
1991 unpaged

Ransom, Candice THE PROMISE QUILT
After her father leaves the family farm on Lost Mountain to be General Lee's guide, Addie finds ways to remember him--even when he does not return at the end of the war.
1999 unpaged

Seymour, Tres WE PLAYED MARBLES
2 young boys playing on a Civil War battlefield begin to imitate what happened there, Papaw asks them to quit because he knows a better game. September 1862, Fort Craig, Munfordville, Kentucky. Children played marbles using old bullets for shooters.
1998 unpaged


Beginning-to-Read Books


3rd - 4th Grade Books

Bearden, Romare LI'L DAN THE DRUMMER BOY
When a company of black Union soldiers tells Li'l Dan that he is no longer a salve, he follows them, and uses his beloved drum to save them from attack.
2003 unpaged

Bunting, Eve THE BLUE AND THE GRAY
As a black boy and his white friend watch the construction of a house which will make them neighbors on the site of a Civil War battlefield, they agree that their homes are monuments to that war.
1996 unpaged

Hopkinson, Deborah BILLY AND THE REBEL
During the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, a mother and son shelter a young Confederate deserter. Includes a historical note on the incident.
2005 44 p.

Hopkinson, Deborah FROM SLAVE TO SOLDIER
A boy who hates being a slave joins the Union Army to fight for freedom, and proves himself brave and capable of handling a mule team when the need arises.
2005 44 p.

Josephs, Anna MOUNTAIN BOY
Describes how 14-year-old Thomas Zachary helped a group of escaped Union prisoners elude the Confederate soldiers in the mountains of North Carolina and make it to freedom.
1985 unpaged

Osborne, Mary Pope AFTER THE RAIN
VIRGINIA'S CIVIL WARY DIARY

My American series, Book Two
In her diary, a 10-year-old girl writes about her family's experiences living in Washington, D.C., in 1864-5, during which time the Civil War comes to an end and President Lincoln is assassinated.
2002 98 p.

Osborne, Mary Pope A TIME TO DANCE
VIRGINIA'S CIVIL WARY DIARY

My American series, Book Two
Virginia records the events of her life as her family moves to New york City in the aftermath of the Civil War, and she begins to dream of a life in the theatre.
2003 98 p.

Polacco, Patricia PINK AND SAY
Say Curtis describes his meeting with Pinkus Aylee, a black soldier, during the Civil War, and their capture by Southern troops.
1994 unpaged p.

Smucker, Barbara SELINA AND THE BEAR PAW QUILT
When her Mennonite family moves to Upper Canada to avoid involvement in the Civil War, young Selina is given a special quilt to remember the grandmother she left behind.
1995 unpaged

Targ-Brill, Marlene DIARY OF A DRUMMER BOY
The fictionalized diary of a twelve-year-old boy who joins the Union army as a drummer, and ends up fighting in the Civil War.
1998 48 p.

Turner, Ann DRUMMER BOY: MARCHING TO THE CIVIL WAR
A 13-year-old soldier, coming of age during the American Civil War, beats his drum to raise tunes and spirits and muffle the sounds of the dying.
1998 unpaged

Winnick, Karen CASSIE'S SWEET BERRY PIE
In charge at home when Yankee soldiers arrive, older sister Cassie makes it appear that the younger children have smallpox.
2005 unpaged


5th Grade and UP

Allen, Merritt JOHNNY REB
The cavalry riding under Wade Hampton and Jeb Stuart see bitter action, starve, freeze, hate war more than anything, but see it through to the end.
1952 250 p.

Alphin, Elaine GHOST CADET
12-year-old Benjy, in Virginia visiting the grandmother he has never met, meets the ghost of a Virginia Military Institute cadet who was killed in the Battle of New Market in 1864 and helps him recover his family'­s treasured gold watch.
1996 380 p.

Banks, Sara ABRAHAM’S BATTLE
A NOVEL OF GETTYSBURG

In 1863, as the Civil War approaches his home in Gettysburg and he realizes that a big battle is about to begin, a freed slave named Abraham decides to join the ambulance corps of the Union Army.
1999 88 p.

Bartoletti, Susan NO MAN'S LAND: A YOUNG SOLIDER'S STORY
Because he had been unable to fight off the gator which injured his father, fourteen-year-old Thrasher joins the Confederate Army hoping to prove his manhood.
1999 168 p.

Beatty, Patricia BE EVER HOPEFUL, HANNALEE
In 1865 with the war recently over 14-year-old Hannalee and her recently reunited family decide to start a new life in Atlanta where, because of the need to rebuild the devastated city, jobs are plentiful. Sequel to Turn Homeward, Hannalee
1988 207 p.

Beatty, Patricia EBEN TYNE, POWDERMONKEY
A 13-year-old powdermonkey in the Confederate navy joins the crew of the ironclad Merrimack in a mission to break the Union blockade of Norfolk harbor.
1990 221 p.

Beatty, Patricia CHARLEY SKEDADDLE
During the Civil War, a 12-year-old Bowery Boy from New York City joins the Union Army as a drummer, deserts during a battle in Virginia, and encounters a hostile old mountain woman.
1987 186 p.

Beatty, Patricia JAYHAWKER
In the early years of the Civil War, teenage Kansas farm boy Lije Tulley becomes a Jayhawker, an abolitionist raider freeing slaves from the neighboring state of Missouri, and then goes underground as a spy.
1991 202 p.

Beatty, Patricia TURN HOMEWARD, HANNALEE
12-year-old Hannalee Reed, forced to relocate in Indiana along with other Georgia millworkers during the Civil War, leaves her mother with a promise to return home as soon as the war ends.
1984 180 p.

Beatty, Patricia WHO COMES WITH CANNONS?
In 1861 12-year-old Truth, a Quaker girl from Indiana, is staying with relatives who run a North Carolina station of the Underground Railroad when her world is changed by the beginning of the Civil War.
1984 180 p.

Brenaman, Miriam EVVY'S CIVIL WAR
In Virginia in 1860, on the verge of the Civil War, fourteen-year-old Evvy chafes at the restrictions that her society places on both women and slaves.
2002 209 p.

Calvert, Patricia BIGGER
When his father disappears near the Mexican border at the end of the Civil War, 12-year-old Tyler decides to go after him and bring him home, acquiring on the journey a strange dog which he names Bigger.
1994 137 p.

Calvert, Patricia SOONER
When the realization that his father may not return now that the Civil War is over, 13-year-old Tyler finds himself theman of their Missouri farm and the master of a new dog, the strikingly colored Sooner.
1996 166 p.

Clapp, Patricia THE TAMARACK TREE
An 18-year-old English girl finds her loyalties divided and all her resources tested as she and her friends experience the terrible physical and emotional harships of the 47-day siege of Vicksburg in the spring of 1863.
1986 211 p.

Climo, Shirley A MONTH OF SEVEN DAYS
When 12-year-old Zoe's Georgia home is taken over by Union soldiers, she uses all her ingenuity to drive them away.
1987 151 p.

Collier, James WITH EVERY DROP OF BLOOD
While trying to transport food to Richmond, Virginia, during the Civil War, 14-year-old Johnny is captured by a black Union soldier.
1992 229 p.

Crane, Stephen THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE
1863 Virginia. Henry Fleming, a youth, goes to war, hoping to become not merely a man but a hero and in this way to save himself from mediocrity and self-doubt.
1993 246 p.

Crist-Evans, Craig MOON OVER TENNESSEE: A BOY'S CIVIL WAR JOURNAL
A thirteen-year-old boy sets off with his father from their farm in Tennessee to join the Confederate forces on their way to fight at Gettysburg. Told in the form of diary entries.
1999 60 p.

Denenberg, Barry WHEN WILL THIS CRUEL WAR BE OVER?
THE CIVIL WAR DIARY OF EMMA SIMPSON, GORDONSVILLE, VIRGINIA, 1864

Dear America series
The diary of a fictional fourteen-year-old girl living in Virginia in which she describes the hardships and trials of her family during the Civil War.
1996 142 p.

Denslow, Sahron ALL THEIR NAMES WERE COURAGE
In 1862, as William Burd fights in the Civil War, he exchanges letters with his sister, Sallie, who is also writing to Confederate and Union generals asking about their horses in order to write a book.
2003 135 p.

Dixon, Frank THE SECRET OF THE LOST TUNNEL
The Hardy Boys series
The Hardy Boys travel to the Deep South to vindicate a long-dead Confederate general, disgraced during the Civil War because he was accused of stealing hidden gold belonging to a bank.
1977 174 p.

Donahue, John AN ISLAND FAR FROM HOME
The 12-year-old son of a Union army doctor killed during the fighting in Fredericksburg comes to understand the meaning of war and the fine line between friends and enemies when he begins corresponding with a young Confederater prisoner of war.
1995 178 p.

Duey, Kathleen AMELIA CARRETT, BAYOU GRAND COEUR, LOUISIANA, 1863
American Diaries #12
When thirteen-year-old Amelina saves the life of a young Yankee spy found injured near her Louisiana home in 1863, the orphaned girl creates a dangerous situation for herself and her uncle.
1999 137 p.

Duey, Kathleen EMMA EILEEN GROVE, MISSISSIPPI, 1865
American Diaries #2
Twelve-year-old Emma receives unexpected friendship from a Black roustabout and a Union soldier during an explosion on the steamboat Sultana in 1865.
1996 140 p.

Fleischman, Paul BULL RUN
Northerners, Southerners, generals, couriers, dreaming boys and worried sisters describe the glory, the horror, the thrill and the disillusionment of the first battle of the Civil War.
1993 102 p.

Forman, James BECCA’S STORY
Becca Case has two beaux: Alex Forman, who offers Becca a stable Future, and charming Charlie Gregory, who promises adventure and laughter. When the Civil War erupts, Becca becomes a “soldier’s girl” praying that both Her boys will come through unharmed. Michigan.
1992 180 p.

Forrester, Sandra SOUND THE JUBILEE
Travel with 11-year-old Maddie and her family as they leave their Master’s house and try to find freedom and land on Roanoke Island during the Civil War. Things do not go smoothly for Maddie’s family on this journey as they discover bigots on both sides of the war. Eventually, they are forced to leave the Island and the land that they believed to be their own. Ultimately, Maddie’s intelligence and dreams help her create her own sense of place. As an assistant to a teacher from the North, she helps other self-freed slaves learn to read.
1995 183 p.

Fritz, Jean BRADY
There is suspicious activity around hermit Drover Hull's cabin. There is talk about runaway slaves. When the talkative Brady learns that his father, a minister, is helping to run a station on the Underground Railroad he realizes why their barn is burned. In a daring secret effort to transport a young escaped slave boy to safety, Brady shows he can be trusted. Pennsylvania, June 1836.
1987 223 p.

Gauch, Patricia Lee
THUNDER AT GETTYSBURG
July 1, 1863. Instead of getting to watch a war, Tillie finds herself in the midst of it.
1975 46 p.

Gutman, Dan
ABNER & ME
Cannons are blasting! Bullets are flying! Wounded soldiers are everywhere! Stosh has time-traveled to 1863, right into the middle of the Civil War. In possibly his most exciting and definitely his most dangerous trip yet, Stosh has decided to answer the question for all time: did Abner Doubleday, a Civil War general, really invent the game of baseball?
2005 166 p.

Hahn, Mary Downing HEAR THE WIND BLOW
With their mother dead and their home burned, a 13-year-old boy and his little sister set out across Virginia in search of relatives during the final days of the Civil War.
2003 212 p.

Hahn, Mary Downing PROMISES TO THE DEAD
12-year-old Jesse leaves his home on Maryland's Eastern Shore to help a young runaway slave find a safe haven in the early days of the Civil War.
2000 197 p.

Hansen, Joyce I THOUGHT MY SOUL WOULD RISE AND FLY: THE DIARY OF PATSY, A FREED GIRL
Dear American series
Twelve-year-old Patsy keeps a diary of the ripe but confusing time following the end of the Civil War and the granting of freedom to former slaves.
1997 202 p.

Hansen, Joyce OUT FROM THIS PLACE
sequel to Which Way Freedom?
A fourteen-year-old black girl tries to find a fellow ex-slave, who had joined the Union army during the Civil War, during the confusing times after the emancipation of the slaves. For Sequel, read The Heart Calls Home.
1992 135 p.

Hansen, Joyce WHICH WAY FREEDOM?
Obi escapes from slavery during the Civil War, joins a black Union regiment, and soon becomes involved in the bloody fighting at Fort Pillow, Tennessee.
1992 120 p.

Henty, G.A. WITH LEE IN VIRGINIA
In With Lee in Virginia Vincent Wingfield is the main character, one who lives on a plantation run by slaves, but who is strongly against being cruel to slaves. When he clashes with the overseer over Pearson having whipped a slave, Vincent never imagines it will cause such trouble. Soon, though,Vincent gets involved in the fate of the slave he saved, Tony. Will Vincent be able to help the man escape from the wicked Jackson? What about Tony's wife, who Jackson is selling for revenge? This book draws you right in plantation life in the 18hundreds, you will feel happy with the knowledge that 'your' slaves are safe, and will never even consider that you are doing wrong by keeping slaves. Vincent enlists as a volunteer after Virginia secedes and accomplishes many deeds of bravery.
1996 398 p.

Hesse, Karen A LIGHT IN THE STORM
THE CIVIL WAR DIARY OF AMELIA MARTIN

Dear America series
In 1860 and 1861, while working in her father's lighthouse on an island off the coast of Delaware, fifteen-year-old Amelia records in her diary how the Civil War is beginning to devastate her divided state.
1999 169 p.

Hill, Pamela A VOICE FROM THE BORDER
Living in the border state of Missouri during the Civil War, 15-year-old Reeves tries to understand her father’s decision regarding their slaves.
1998 232 p.

Holland, Isabelle BEHIND THE LINES
During the New York draft riots of 1863, a young Irish Catholic girl helps an African American escape from an angry mob.
1994 194 p.

Hoobler, Dorothy and Thomas SALLY BRADFORD
THE STORY OF A REBEL GIRL

Her Story series
A young girl experiences the cruelty, danger, and destruction of the Civil War in Virginia.
1997 123 p.

Houston, Gloria MOUNTAIN VALOR
With her father and brothers gone to serve in the Civil War and her mother sick, 13-year-old Valor ignores what is proper behavior for a girl, and takes matters into her ownhands and dresses as a boy to avenge a wrongdoing and defend her North Carolina family.
1994 236 p.

Hunt, Irene ACROSS FIVE APRILS
Young Jethro Creighton grows from a boy to a man when he is left to take care of his family farm in Illinois during the difficult years of the Civil War.
1996 190 p.

Immel, Mary Blair CAPTURED!
A BOY TRAPPED IN THE CIVIL WAR

14-year-old Johnny Ables, pressed into service in the Confederate army, is forced to participate in a major Civil War battle and ends up in an Indiana prison camp. Based on the true story of a real boy.
2005 123 p.

James, Elizabeth WATCHER IN THE PINEY WOODS
American Girl History Mysteries #9
In 1865, while helping her family keep their Virginia farm going through the end of the Civil War, 12-year-old Cassie meets a Confederate deserter and a yankee prisoner of war and tries to discover who has been stealing from the farm.
2000 137 p.

Keehn, Sally ANNA SUNDAY
In 1863, 12-year-old Anna, disguised as a boy and accompanied by her younger brother Jed, leaves their Pennsylvania home and makes the difficult journey to join their wounded father in Winchester, Virginia, where they find themselves in danger from Confederate troops.
2002 259 p.

Keith, Harold RIFLES FOR WATIE
1861, Linn County, Kansas. The struggles and hardships faced by Jeff Bussey on his 300-mile escape route during the Civil War.
1957 332 p.

Love, D. Anne THREE AGAINST THE TIDE
After her father is called away from their plantation near Charleston, S.C., during the Civil War, 12-year-old Susanna must lead her brothers on a difficult journey in hopes of being reunited with him.
1998 158 p.

Lutz, Norma DARIA SOLVES A MYSTERY
Daria suspects that Corporal Harnden, a boarder in her mother's house during the Civil War, is hiding a secret of some kind, and Daria learns that with God's help even a young person such as herself can make a great difference.
2004 142 p.

Lutz, Norma ELISE THE ACTRESS
Climax of the Civil War
Sisters in Time series
Elise, an actress, struggles to keep her faith during the turmoil at the end of American's Civil War.
2005 141 p.

Lutz, Norma THE REBEL SPY
American Adventure series
When the Civil War begins and their father leaves home to serve as a doctor for the Union army, David and Daria Fisk must help their mother support the family by running a boarding house. One of their boarders is a wounded soldier who Daria suspects is a rebel spy.
1998 142 p.

Lutz, Norma WAR'S END
American Adventure series
1998 142 p.

Lyon, George HERE AND THEN
Through ghostly visitation and a diary that seems mysteriously to write itself with 12-year-old Abby's hands, a Civil War nurse asks for help with medical supplies across and abyss of 133 years.
1994 114 p.

Lyons, Mary DEAR ELLEN BEE
A scrapbook kept by a young black girl details her experiences and those of the older white woman, "Miss Bet," who had freed her and her family, sent her north from Richmond to get an education, and then worked to bring an end to slavery. Based on the life of Elizabeth Van Lew.
2000 161 p.

Matas, Carol THE WAR WITHIN
A NOVEL OF THE CIVIL WAR
In 1862, after Union forces expel Hannah's family from Holly Springs, Mississippi, because they are Jews, Hannah reexanmines her views regarding slavery and the war.
2001 151 p.

McMullan,Margaret HOW I FOUND THE STRONG
In the spring of 1861, on the heels of Abraham Lincoln's declaration of war on the South, a ten-year-old boy is eager to enlist and fight for the Confederacy, but he is too young and, instead, must deal with the war on his family's terms.
2004 136 p.

Murphy, Jim THE JOURNAL OF JAMES EDMOND PEASE
A CIVIL WAR UNION SOLDIER
My Name is America series
James Edmond Pease, a 16-year-old orphan, keeps a journal of his experiences and those of “G” Company, which he joined as a volunteer in the Union Army during the Civil War. Virginia 1863.
2001 151 p.

Nixon, Joan Lowery A DANGEROUS PROMISE
After being taken in by Captain Taylor and his wife in Kansas, 12-year-old Mike Kelly and his friend Todd Blakely join the Union army as musicians and see the horrors of war firsthand in Missouri 1861.
2000 144 p.

O'Dell, Scott THE 290
Jim learns that the boat he and his fellow apprentices are building in Liverpool is to be christened The Alabama and decides to join it.
1976 118 p.

Paulsen, Gary A SOLDIER'S HEART: A NOVEL OF THE CIVIL WAR
Eager to enlist, fifteen-year-old Charley has a change of heart after experiencing both the physical horrors and mental anguish of Civil War combat.
1998 106 p.

Pfeffer, Susan Beth AMY MAKES A FRIEND
Portraits of Little Women series
Desperate for art lessons, Amy hopes to manipulate her friendship with two other girls to get what she wants. Massachusetts 1850’s
1998 90 p.

Pfeffer, Susan Beth AMY'S STORY
Portraits of Little Women series
Because she desperately wants to have her picture taken, 10-year-old Amy finds a way to accumulate the necessary five dollars but then decides to spend it in another way.
1997 69 p.

Pfeffer, Susan Beth BETH MAKES A FRIEND
Portraits of Little Women series
Beth tries to help an impoverished Irish immigrant boy and his family by stealing a silver bowl from her great-aunt and giving it to the O’Neills to sell.
1998 87 p.

Pfeffer, Susan Beth BETH'S STORY
Portraits of Little Women series
Painfully shy Beth March is excited to be visiting New York City with her parents. The theater, opera, symphony, museums- Beth loves every minute of her adventure. She even meets Abraham Lincoln, and has the courage to tell him that women deserve the right to vote. But once she's back home in Massachusetts, none of Beth's schoolmates believe that she really spoke to Mr. Lincoln, or that she even met him. They know Beth is shy- too shy to talk to a man running for president of the United States. Even Beth's younger sister, Amy, thinks she's lying. Now Beth wishes she'd never been to New York...until she's surprised by an unexpected visitor.
1997 76 p.

Pfeffer, Susan Beth JO MAKES A FRIEND
Portraits of Little Women series At the request of her great-aunt, 10-year-old Jo tries to befriend a sad and lonely blind girl who is visiting the neighborhood.
1998 92 p.

Pinkney, Andrea SILENT THUNDER: A CIVIL WAR STORY
In 1862 eleven-year-old Summer and her thirteen-year-old brother Rosco take turns describing how life on the quiet Virginia plantation where they are slaves is affected by the Civil War.
1999 218 p.

Pryor, Bonnie JOSEPH: 1861, A RUMBLE OF WAR
American Adventures series
After his stepfather becomes an abolitionist, ten-year-old Joseph struggles with his own thoughts about slavery as he sees its divisive power in his small Kentucky town.
1999 170 p.

Pryor, Bonnie JOSEPH'S CHOICE
American Adventures series
sequel to Joseph: 1861 : a rumble of war
In the early days of the Civil War, Joseph must decide whether to defend his stepfather's abolitionist and pro-Union beliefs or side with the slave owners and Southern rights supporters in his home town of Branson Mills, Kentucky.
2000 168 p.

Reeder, Carolyn ACROSS THE LINES
Edward, the son of a white plantation owner, and his black house servant and friend, Simon, witness the siege of Petersburg during the Civil War. Battle of Petersburg Crater, 1864, Virginia.
1997 219 p.

Reeder, Carolyn BEFORE THE CREEKS RAN RED
Through the eyes of three different boys, three linked novellas explore the tumultuous times beginning with the secession of South Carolina and leading up to the first major battle of the Civil War.
2003 370 p.

Reeder, Carolyn CAPTAIN KATE
Determined to take her father’s coal-carrying barge on the C & O Canal from Cumberland, Maryland, to Georgetown in D.C., 12-year-old Kate learns hurtful truths about herself.
1999 207 p.

Reeder, Carolyn SHADES OF GRAY
At the end of the Civil War, 12-year-old Will, having lost all his immediate family, reluctantly leaves his city home to live in the Virginia countryside with his aunt and the uncle he considers a traitor because he refused to take part in the war.
1989 152 p.

Rinaldi, Ann AN ACQUAINTANCE WITH DARKNESS
When her mother dies and her best friend's family is implicated in the assassination of President Lincoln, 14-year-old Emily Pigbush must go live with an uncle she suspects of being involved in stealing bodies for medical research. Washington, D.C./Maryland.
1997 291 p.

Rinaldi, Ann AMELIA'S WAR
When a Confederate general threatens to burn Hagerstown, Maryland, unless it pays an exorbitatn ransom, 12-year-old Amelia and her friend find a way to save the town. 1861-64.
1999 263 p.

Rinaldi, Ann GIRL IN BLUE
To escape an abusive father and an arranged marriage, 14-year-old Sarah, dressed as a boy, leaves her Mighigan home to enlist in the Union Army, and beomes a soldier on the battlefields of virginia as well as a Unioon spyworking in the house of Confederate sympathizer Rose O'Neal Greenhow in Washington, D.C.
2001 300 p.

Rinaldi, Ann THE LAST SILK DRESS
During the Civil War, Susan finds a way to help the Confederate Army and uncovers a series of mysterious family secrets.
1988 344 p.

Rinaldi, Ann NUMBERING ALL THE BONES
"It is 1864, the Civil War is moving toward an end. President Lincoln has proclaimed his 'great measure,' and Southern slaves are slowly gaining their freedom. But for thirteen-year-old Eulinda, a house slave on a Georgia plantation, it is the most difficult time of her life..."
2002 170 p.

Roddy, Lee BURDEN OF HONOR
Between Two Flags series
While Gideon struggles to save the family farm and Emily faces charges of spying, their friend Nat attempts to find his mother and sisters even as the Civil War rages in Virginia.
1999 172 p.

Roddy, Lee RISKING THE DREAM
Between Two Flags series
As thirteen-year-old Gideon seeks work in the Confederate capital, tensions at home are inflamed by President Lincoln's ultimatum to the rebelling states.
2000 175 p.

Roddy, Lee ROAD TO FREEDOM
Between Two Flags series
Three young friends including an orphaned northener, a poor southern farm boy, and a secretly educated slave encounter diverse but intertwining experiences during the Civil War in Virginia in 1862.
1999 158 p.

Roddy, Lee UPRISING AT DAWN
Between Two Flags series
Gideon Tugwell looks forward to the future when a job opening in the Confederate capital puts his dream of becoming a writer closer than ever. But then he overhears plans for a slave uprising threatening the lives of his friends Nat and Emily, and he knows he must stay home to help. But will there still be time to travel to the job interview?
2000 159 p.

Sappey, Maureen LETTERS FROM VINNIE
A fictionalized account of the Washington, D.C., Civil War years experienced by Vinnie Ream the sculptress, best known for the statue of Abraham Lincoln that is in the Capitol building.
1999 248 p.

Seabrooke, Brenda THE HAUNTING OF HOLROYD HILL
When her family moves to the Virginia countryside, 11-year-old Melinda, her older brother, and their new friend Dan work together to solve the mystery of a Civil War-era ghost who is haunting their house.
1995 137 p.

Severance, John BRAVING THE FIRE
Jem joins the Union Army but is not sure of his motives or what he hopes to accomplish, particularly since the Civil War has divided his family and caused much violence and confusion in his life.
2002 148 p.

Stolz, Mary A BALLAD OF THE CIVIL WAR
Weary of the war, a Union lieutenant recalls his life with his twin brother on their family's Virginia plantation and the events that led them to fight on different sides in the Civil War.
1997 54 p.

Wisler, G. Clifton THE DRUMMER BOY OF VICKSBURG
In this fact-based story, 14-year-old drummer boy Orion Howe displays great bravery during a Civil War battle at Vicksburg, Mississippi. June/July 1863.
1997 122 p.

Wells, Rosemary RED MOON AT SHARPSBURG
As the Civil War breaks out, India, a young Southern girl, summons her sharp intelligence and the courage she didn't know she had to survive the war that threatens to destroy her family, her Virginia home, and the only life she has ever known.
2007 236 p.

Wisler, G. Clifton MR. LINCOLN'S DRUMMER
Recounts the courageous exploits of Willie Johnston, an 11-year- old Civil War drummer, who became the youngest recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
1995 129 p.

Wisler, G. Clifton RUN THE BLOCKADE
During the Civil War, 14-year-old Henry finds adventure working as a ship’s boy and lookout aboard the “Banshee,” a new British ship attempting to get past the Yankee blockade of the Southern coast.
2000 119 p.