The Boys' War by Jim Murphy
Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War

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First-hand accounts that include diary entries and personal letters describe the experiences of boys, sixteen years old or younger, who fought in the Civil War.

About Jim Murphy

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Jim Murphy is the author of An American Plague, which received the Sibert Medal and a Newbery Honor and was selected as a National Book Award finalist. His Clarion titles include THE BOYS' WAR and other award-winning nonfiction as well as a picture book, FERGUS AND THE NIGHT-DEMON. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his family. For more information visit
Published March 22, 1993 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 128 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Children's Books, War.

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a brief afterword provides a broader context of boys fighting in other wars and notes that the Civil War was the last one in which American boys were allowed to join the armed forces.

Oct 22 1990 | Read Full Review of The Boys' War: Confederate an...

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From first chapter (``So I Became a Soldier'') to last (``We're Going Home''), this wrenching look at our nation's bloodiest conflict through the eyes of its youthful participants serves up history both heartbreaking and enlightening.

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