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Diary of William Bircher: A Civil War Drummer
Diary of William Bircher: A Civil War Drummer
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Diary of William Bircher: A Civil War Drummer

In 1861 William Bircher joined the Union Army to help fight the Civil War. Too young to be a soldier, William was a drummer. He witnessed the many hardships of war long marches, severe cold, hunger, disease, and the great loss of lives. Through it all, 15 year old William recorded his experiences in his diary. Follow his story of challenges and triumphs.

PublisherCapstone Press
BrandFact Finders
Age Level8-14 Years
Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Trim Size7 3/4 x 8 3/4
Page Count32



School Library Journal - Jennifer Prince, Buncombe County Public Libraries, NC

"In this lively collection, pivotal historical periods are told in the words of young people who lived through them. Each book begins with a two-page introduction that places the diary and its author in a broader historical context. The youthful perspective is refreshing and, at times, unexpected. . . .A useful and new take on history." - School Library Journal

April 1, 2014