Charley King, a twelve-year old boy form Pennsylvania, is caught up in the excitement and patriotism of the Civil War. Proud and eager to serve his country, Charley volunteers as a drummer boy, beginning the perilous journey that takes him from the defense of Washington to the horrific battle of Antietam. Based on an actual person, Drums of War is a novel that will transport you to the front lines of the War Between the States, where you will march alongside Charley right up to the stunning, gut-wrenching conclusion.

Drums of War by Edith Morris Hemingway and Jacqueline Cosgrove Shields