Sunday Book Review – Children of the Civil War by Candice F. Ransom

This entry was posted by Jim Sanders on Sunday, 9 September, 2012 at

This week’s Sunday morning book review is a book called “Children of the Civil War” It was written by Candice F. Ransom and published in 1998 by Carolrhoda Books, Inc. It is not a genealogical publication but depicts the life and times of children during the civil war period.

The book itself is geared towards grade school, perhaps somewhere between 4th and 8th grade. Although the book is geared towards grade school pupils, I found it an interesting read. The book is short but filled with interesting facts and photos. John Clem, a young drummer boy joined the Union Army at age 11. You can see a photo of him and read about what happened to him during a battle in Tennessee.

A great way to introduce the younger generation to family members, who fought during the civil war, would be to sit down with them and read through the book together. At the end of the book is a craft to create a secret code wheel.


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