Under Siege!

Under Siege!

Three Children at the Civil War Battle for Vicksburg

Book - 2009/04/27
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Baker & Taylor
This book looks at the 1862-63 battle for Vicksburg through the eyes of three children: ten-year-old Lucy, the daughter of a Vicksburg merchant; eleven-year-old Willie, the son of a minister; and twelve-year old Frederick, the son of Ulysses S. Grant.

McMillan Palgrave

Meet Lucy McRae and two other young people, Willie Lord and Frederick Grant, all survivors of the Civil War's Battle for Vicksburg. In 1863, Union troops intend to silence the cannons guarding the Mississippi River at Vicksburg – even if they have to take the city by siege. To hasten surrender, they are shelling Vicksburg night and day. Terrified townspeople, including Lucy and Willie, take shelter in caves – enduring heat, snakes, and near suffocation. On the Union side, twelve-year-old Frederick Grant has come to visit his father, General Ulysses S. Grant, only to find himself in the midst of battle, experiencing firsthand the horrors of war.

"Living in a cave under the ground for six weeks . . . I do not think a child could have passed through what I did and have forgotten it." – Lucy McRae, age 10, 1863

Period photographs, engravings, and maps extend this dramatic story as award-winning author Andrea Warren re-creates one of the most important Civil War battles through the eyes of ordinary townspeople, officers and enlisted men from both sides, and, above all, three brave children who were there.



Baker
& Taylor

Examines the 1862-63 battle for Vicksburg through the eyes of three children: ten-year-old Lucy, the daughter of a Vicksburg merchant; eleven-year-old Willie, the son of a minister; and twelve-year old Frederick, the son of Ulysses S. Grant.
Period photographs, engravings, and maps extend the dramatic story of the siege of Vicksburg in 1863--recreating one of the most important Civil War battles through the eyes of ordinary townspeople, officers and enlisted men from both sides, and above all, three brave children who were there.

Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2009/04/27
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374312558
0374312559
Branch Call Number: J 973.7344 WAR
Characteristics: 166 p

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