The Young Sharpshooter at Antietam

The Young Sharpshooter at Antietam

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Excerpt: ...des' made up my mind dey was de bes' friends what I got. When a lot ob men leave home and come 'way off down yere jes' toe set de niggers free, I done make up my min' dat I'd des' do all I could fo' 'em." "Where are you going now?" "I reckon I'm goin' toe tote you toe Aunt Katie's." "You know I'm a Union soldier, don't you?" "I reckon I does. Leastwise I suspected so when I first heerd yo' talk. If yo' all will tell me how yo' says de word ob dat animal what gibes milk, den I'll sho'ly know." "What do you mean?" inquired Noel sharply. "I mean dat animal what we spell c-o-w. How yo' all done say dat name?" Noel laughingly pronounced the word, and instantly his dusky companion was satisfied with the claim which the young soldier had made. "Yas, suh. Yo' all sho'ly is er Yankee. What I cain't understan', suh, is what yo' all is doin' yere. The nearest place war dey is any Union sojers is Frederick." "How far is that from here?" "Not so very far, but I reckon hit's too far away fo' yo' all toe try fo' toe git dere to-night. De sojers is scourin' de country an'show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236719018
  • 9781236719010