(From the publisher):
R.J. thought that war would be the ultimate adventure - until he was in the middle of it.
In 1862, thirteen-year-old Ranson J. Powell lies about his age and joins the Union Army as a drummer boy. At first, he is thrilled to be defending his country, but by the time he has been in his first skirmish he sees war for the brutal horror that it is. The he and his regiment are captured and taken to Camp Sumter, a Confederate prison. With its disease and cruel guards , Camp Sumter is worse than any battlefield, and Ransom watches his friends die one by one. Will he be next?
Original title: Red Cap
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ United States and Canada→ Civil War And Slavery