(From the publisher):
When the Civil War breaks out, thirteen-year-old Orion Howe is left behind to study while his father and younger brother enlist as musicians in a Union regiment. Determined to drum side by side with his brother, Orion sets off on a perilous journey south to join him. But nothing has prepared him for what he's about to see as they march into the thick of battle. And when the regiment is in desperate trouble at Vicksburg, Orion will do anything to help - even risk his life on the front lines.
Original title: The Drummer Boy of Vicksburg
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ United States and Canada→ Civil War And Slavery