Confederate Alphabet

Confederate Alphabet Cover

Confederate Alphabet

By Rickey Pittman; Stephanie Ford (Illustrator)

Pelican Publishing Company, Hardcover, 9781589807600, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2011

Description

This educational alphabet book captures the confederate soldier's experience during the War Between the States. Children will learn historical facts and about the spirit of the South and what inspired these men to fight for what they believed in. In the midst of war, soldiers and civilians alike found inspiration in simple things, such as the songs they sang and the food they ate.

Young southerners will travel back in time with songs sung by the Confederates themselves. Lyrics to two popular period tunes are included and the book provides further information about terms such as "goober peas" (peanuts) and "vivandieres" (nurses of the Louisiana Zouave company).