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My vicksburg [electronic resource]. Ann Rinaldi.

Rinaldi, Ann. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780547394251 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2009.

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Summary, etc.: Claire Louise Corbett and her Confederate family flee their home as Union soldiers shell their town of Vicksburg, Mississippi. They venture out from the safety of a cave only three times a day, when the Union army takes their meals at eight in the morning, noon, and eight at night. Although many of the townspeople suffer from a lack of food, the Corbetts receive extra rations from Claire Louise's brother, Landon, a doctor with the Union army. When Claire Louise discovers her brother tending to a Confederate soldier who is responsible for Robert E. Lee's "lost order" (causing the South to lose the Battle of Antietam), she is forced to make a difficult choice between family and friends.Award-winning historical novelist Ann Rinaldi paints a story of family, courage, and secrets during the forty-seven-day siege of Vicksburg, a battle that has sometimes been ignored in history because it ended the same day as the Battle of Gettysburg.
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 2 - Text Difficulty 3
MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
630 Lexile.
4.1 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Boston : HMH Books for Young Readers, 2009. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 100 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Juvenile Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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