Battle of Gettysburg
and careful”--Horn Book
“Emotionally charged”--School Library
For three days in
early July 1863, the hills around the small Pennsylvania town of
Gettysburg thundered with the sound of battle. The titanic Battle
of Gettysburg would change the course of the Civil War and American
history. Alden Carter's stirring account of the greatest battle
ever fought on American soil--long a standard in children's
literature--is now available as an e-book on CD.
From Chapter 3: “On the south
slope of Little Round Top, the 20th Maine held the farthest point of
the Union line. If the Maine regiment cracked, so would the entire
Union defense of Little Round Top. With Little Round Top would go the
whole Union line, the battle, and perhaps the future of the Union. As
the nation’s fate hung in the balance, the 20th Maine held against five
charges by the 5th Alabama. Bleeding, bruised, and nearly out of
ammunition, the Maine soldiers then did the unbelievable: they fixed
bayonets to their rifles and charged. The Southern attack
On CD: $6.95.
the U. S.