|About the Book|
In this captivating chronicle, young readers learn about everyday life, both on the homefront and the battlefield, during one of the most trying times in our nations history. Students learn about the life of Union and Confederate soldiers from training to battle, the role of women in the war, the contributions of African-American soldiers, interesting innovations as well as unusual and fascinating facts of the period. Chapter-end activities and puzzles use skills from many subject areas. Includes real photographs and historic illustrations, plus a full-color pull-out poster map showing the Union and Confederate states.