The Civil War

Civil War Medicine: 1861-1865

By C. Keith Wilbur

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A good choice for getting a grounding in the subject or school reports. Many illustrations.

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The River Between Us

By Richard Peck

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During the early days of the Civil War, the Pruitt family takes in two mysterious young ladies who have fled New Orleans to come north to Illinois. 

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The Red Badge of Courage

By Stephen Crane

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The classic story of a soldier in the midst of battle. 

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Soldier's Heart: Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunteers

By Gary Paulsen

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Battle by battle, one boy's war is seen through one boy's eyes and one boy's heart, and gives a voice to all the anonymous young men who fought in the Civil War. 

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Red Moon at Sharpsburg

By Rosemary Wells

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As the Civil War breaks out, India, a young Southern girl, summons her sharp intelligence and the courage she didn't know she had to survive the war that threatens to destroy her family, her Virginia home, and the only life she has ever known. 

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March Toward the Thunder

By Joseph Bruchac

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Louis Nollette, a fifteen-year-old Abenaki Indian, joins the Irish Brigade in 1864 to fight for the Union in the Civil War. Based on the author's great-grandfather. 

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Juliet's Moon

By Ann Rinaldi

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"Pa dead. House and barn burned. Negroes run off." In Missouri in 1863, twelve-year-old Juliet Bradshaw learns to rely on herself and her brother, a captain with Quantrill's Raiders, as she sees her family home burned, is imprisoned by Yankees, and then kidnapped by a blood-crazed Confederate soldier. 

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The Boys' War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War

By Jim Murphy

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Boys sixteen years old or younger, who fought in the Civil War, tell their stories through diary entries, personal letters, and archival photographs. 

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