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Soldier's Heart : Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the
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In June 1861, when the Civil War began, Charley Goddard enlisted in the First Minnesota Volunteers. He was 15. He didn't know what a "shooting war" meant or what he was fighting for. But he didn't want to miss out on a great adventure.The "shooting war" turned out to be the horror of combat and the wild luck of survival; how it feels to cross a field toward the enemy, waiting for fire. When he entered the service he was a boy. When he came back he was different; he was only 19, but he was a man with "soldier's heart," later known as "battle fatigue."
Eager to enlist, fifteen-year-old Charley has a change of heart after experiencing both the physical horrors and mental anguish of Civil War combat.
Number of Pages: 106
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Age Range: Teen
Author: Gary Paulsen
Street Date: October 1, 2000
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-0094
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