Mr. Lincoln's Drummer by G. Clifton Wisler

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The author of Red Cap presents the story of William J. Johnston, an eleven-year-old Civil War drummer whose uncommon bravery on the fields of battle drew the attention of Abraham Lincoln and won him the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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G. Clifton Wisler is the author of more than sixty-three books, many of them historical fiction for young adults. His ability to bring history alive in accessible and engaging ways make him a popular author for young readers. Mr. Wisler lives in Plano, Texas, where he continues to work on his doctoral dissertation on the history of the Ninth Texas Infantry Regiment in the Civil War.
Published January 1, 1995 by Dutton Juvenile. 144 pages
Genres: War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Willie Johnston was a real ten-year-old boy who was a drummer for the Union Army during the Civil War, serving with the Third Vermont Infantry and seeing combat before being hospitalized with the fever.

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