The Boys of Shiloh


By June Hall McCash

The Boys of Shiloh explores the Civil War through the eyes of two thirteen-year-old boys, who meet for the first time the day before a deadly, two-day battle in Tennessee.


In their unexpected encounter, Luke, a Confederate boy from Georgia, and Ethan, a drummer boy from Illinois in the Union Army, find a surprising camaraderie as they discover how much they have in common. Tomorrow, however, the new friends will find themselves adversaries in an epic conflict. Like The Red Badge of Courage, the book explores the fears and anguish of battle and reveals how war can bring out both the best and the worst in human nature.

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