When I was in high school my government class went on a trip to Washington D. But Chancellorsville has stuck in my head. Not because the battle held any meaning. But I remember my government teacher telling us this was where Stonewall Jackson was shot, lost his arm, and then died shortly after from pneumonia. He said losing Stonewall was a huge loss for the Confederates and his death changed the course of the war.
Civil War books for kids can help spark an interest in history or fuel a fire that's already been lit. The Civil War was not only the last war fought entirely on U. While some of the earliest works written about the war tended to be one-sided, the authors of today try to take a more balanced view of both sides of the conflict.
These award-winning books of historical fiction for middle-grade readers are all excellent stories. These books represent time periods from the s to the s and appeal to kids in the upper elementary and middle school range grades 4 through 8. The book focuses on his involvement in the Revolutionary War and the impact it has on his life.