The Guns of Vicksburg Author:Earl Schenck Miers War wears many faces to the private soldier-- esp. when the war is the Civil War, and the soldier is a 17-year-old Iowan, six feet tall and still growing. — When young Eb potter, bright and sassy and of a Lincolnesque homeliness, gives a camp-show imitation of a Southern belle, he tickles the funny bone of Ulysses S. Grant. And that starts a trai... more »n of assignments on Grant's staff that range from the dangerous to the ridiculous.
From a journey behind rebel lines, Eb returns to an equally harrowing career as guardian to Fred Grant, the General's gadfly son.« less