(From the publisher):
Willie might be too young to be a fighter, but he's brave enough to be a drummer.
Ten-year-old Willie Johnston is too young to be a soldier in Mr. Lincoln's army. So he joins as a drummer boy, instead. Part of Willie's job is rousing the troops in the morning with his drum - the other part is being the last to retreat in battles. In this true story, Willie shows he's brave enough to keep beating his drum , but will he be lucky enough to survive the war?
Original title: Mr. Lincoln's Drummer
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ United States and Canada→ Civil War And Slavery