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The Island on the Border: A Civil War Story
The Island on the Border A Civil War Story Author:Trella Lamson Dick During the troubled years of the Civil War, David Clark lived with his mother and sisters on the peninsula of southern Missouri between the Confederate states of Arkansas and Tennessee. David's father was away fighting with General Sherman's Union army, and the Clarks grew dangerously unpopular with local Rebel sympathizers. Finally, Mrs. Clark ... more »decided to take her family to Spook Island, a small piece of land in the middle of the Missouri River, deserted because it was said to be inhabited by ghosts.
David grew up fast on Spook Island. He had a man's responsibility for providing for his mother and the girls. More important, he learned a great deal about friendship and loyalty, and his hair-raising adventures brought him real understanding of the meaning of war.During the troubled years of the Civil War, David Clark lived with his mother and sisters on the peninsula of southern Missouri between« less