In 1863, twelve-year-old Will, who longs to be a drummer in the Union army, is stuck in his sleepy hometown of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, but when the Union and Confederate armies meet right there in his town, he and his family are caught up in the fight. Includes historical notes, glossary, and a timeline of events.
I enjoyed this book more than I anticipated and I can see how it would appeal to boys immensely. The author seems to have really done her research for the time period and the town, as she uses real townspeople and places like the church and stores as cement for her story. Very authentic and I found myself really losing myself in the story. Very good book.