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by Phoebe Sheldon

Rufus, A Boy’s Extraordinary Experiences in the Civil War Based on the incredible Civil War letters of Rufus Harnden, this book follows a perceptive and well-spoken seventeen-year-old from New York State through three exciting years in the Union Army. He fights at Antietam and then Chancellorsville before being wounded and sent to the hospital and on to more adventures behind the front lines. Thebook includes historical details about the Battle of Chancellorsville that have never been published before. It also includes extensive footnotes that provide the reader context for Rufus’s very personal war story. “These letters are a window into our country’s defining struggle.” American Singer/Songwriter James Taylor