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Jed - The Store of a Yankee Soldier and a Southern Boy
Jed - The Store of a Yankee Soldier and a Southern Boy Author:Peter Burchard Sixteen-year-old Jed was thinking that Mississippi was a mighty long way from Wisconsin. Jed was a Yankee soldier. He had been through the Battle of Shiloh. Now he was stationed in Mississippi, where the countryside had been swept clean by the Union raids. — Jed was a tested Army man, a veteran fighter-but today he was just a homesick boy. He... more » missed the green Wisconsin hills, the smile of his mother and the friendship of Will.
Then, Jed found the young southern boy with a broken leg. Against the boy's protests, Jed had the leg set and took the boy back to his home deep in the Mississippi hills.
For a few hours Jed found warmth and friendship in a home among people who were supposed to be his enemies.
Written with simple honesty and warmth, Jed is the moving story of the soldier who was not yet a man.« less