History explodes in this inspiring chronicle of the Civil War. With exciting text and fun activities, The Civil War for Kids (for readers ages 9 and up) brings this pivotal era in our nation's history to life. Learn about the soldiers' life and war on the home front. Meet courageous (and eccentric) generals and leaders. From the turmoil preceding secession, the first shots at Fort Sumter, the fierce battles on land and sea, and the surrender at Appomattox, readers will be immersed in the story of the war that nearly divided our nation.
This book features a helpful glossary, a guide to officers, web sites to explore, lists of battlefields, important sites, and museums, and more.