I choose this book because when I read the blog in the back it just caught my attention right away, and I just had to get it. The author of my book ''With Every Drop of Blood'' is James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier. The main historical event that this book focuses on is The Civil War.
The Civil War took place in 1861, was mainly caused by the growth of the north's power. The southern states feared that the North would place a limit on the expansion of slavery. The southern states needed slaves to harvest and collect crops, and also plant them too. In other ways work that a single person couldn’t do. Abraham Lincoln was president at the time of the Civil war. His Gettysburg Address of 1863 became the most famous speech in American history. Also the Civil War was the nation's first ''modern'' war. It was the first general use of the telegraph and the railroad, the ironclad warship and the submarine, and even hot air balloons for observation. There was two sides in the civil war, the North which was known as the Union, and the South which was know on as the Confederates. Most slaves favored the Union, and the Union won.
''With Every Drop of Blood'' has many characters in it. Some of the main characters in the book include Johnny who is a fourteen year old boy, who lives with his mother, brother and sister after his father dies at Cedar Creek. Cush, a Yankee who catches Johnny and takes him to a camp for prisoners who have been captured by the bluecoats. Jeb, A friend of Johnny's who went on the wagon trip with him and died during it. Pa, which is the last main character in the book, even though he dies early he is still a important character. He is Johnny's father that gets shot at Cedar Creek. Johnny made a promise to his father before he died that he wouldn't go to war, and stay home with his mother. Though Johnny thinks that it would be a good way to make money and goes anyway, then ends up getting caught by a Yankee. The Yankees name...
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