Will at the Battle of Gettysburg

Will at the Battle of Gettysburg

By Laurie Calkhoven

Dutton Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780525421450, 240pp.

Publication Date: February 17, 2011

Twelve-year-old Will wants to be a drummer in the Union army, but he's stuck far from the fighting in his sleepy hometown of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Then the Union and Confederate armies converge on Gettysburg, and suddenly Will and his family are caught up in the battle.
From delivering important messages and helping the wounded to even saving a young soldier's life, Will takes readers on a firsthand trip through one of the Civil War's most significant battles.

About the Author
Laurie Calkhoven is the author of many books, including "George Washington: An American Life" and "Harriet Tubman: Leading the Way to Freedom". She lives in New York City. Visit her at LaurieCalkhoven.com.