12-year-old Will always wanted to be a drummer in the Union Army, but when the fighting hits close to home he finds himself wondering if he truly is ready for battle. With uncountable wounded soldiers in his hometown of Gettysburg, Will rises to the challenge of tending and caring for them. But when a colonial gives him a dangerous task, will he rise to the occasion? Includes historical note, a look at children's roles in the war, historical characters, timeline, and glossary for further reference.
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