John Lincoln Clem: Civil War Drummer Boy (Based on a True Story)

Written by E. F. Abbott

In 1861, nine-year-old Johnny Clem sneaks onto a train filled with men from the 3rd Ohio Union Regiment, determined to fight for his country. Taken in by the older soldiers, Johnny becomes a drummer boy - not to mention the youngest person to serve in the American Civil war. Living a soldier's life, Johnny experiences the brutalities of battle and the hunger and illness in between.

Age Range 8 - 12 years
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Copyright Year
Page Count
192
Publisher
Square Fish
Grade Level 3rd - 4th
ISBN
9781250104335
Lexile 680
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