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Rifles for Watie
Rifles for Watie
Author: Harold Keith
9 cassettes. With fighting erupting around his Kansas farm, 16-year-old Jefferson Davis Bussey can hardly wait to join the Union forces. He wants to defend his family from the dreaded Colonel Watie and his Cherokee Indian rebels. After enlisting, Jeff discovers the life of a soldier brings little glory and honor. During battle, his friends die a...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780788732096
ISBN-10: 0788732099
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Publisher: Recorded Books LLC
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
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This is one of my favorite books, and it has been ever since I first read it, probably over 20 years ago. Jeff's journey as a soldier during the Civil War seems somewhat improbable, insofar as to have all of those things happen to one man is improbable. However, as I understand it, the author interviewed a number of Civil War veterans and combined many of their experiences into the life of a single protagonist.

It's a wonderful story and a wonderful view into the lives of the average soldiers during America's Civil War.
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