My Brother’s Keeper
This is one of the Dear America series of books but one of the earlier ones. It deals with a young girl living in Gettysburg at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg. It goes over how the Confederates were in the town, the arrival of the Union forces, and a description of the battle from a distance away.
It also goes into something not generally covered elsewhere; that’s what happened to the injured soldiers after the battle was over and both armies had left. Their care was basically left up to the townspeople who were not, of course, prepared to do this. Eventually some other help arrived, but the initial problems were born by people who just happened to be living in the area where the armies decided to fight.
There is a historical section in the book which again helps to put the events into perspective. It is also interesting that Lincoln’s address is given a lot of attention in the book, basically in a “You are There” sort of format. A good book.
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