Yankee Doodle and the Redcoats: Soldiering in the Revolutionary War (Soldiers on the Battlefront)
Our five companies flew to arms. The whole population was convulsed with the most vehement excitement. We were unprovided with cartridges; and were compelled to defer our march until morning. I spent most of that agitated night, with many of our company, in running bullets and preparing ammunition. We mustered early the next morning, and marched for the scene of action. - Patriot soldier Elkanah Watson The soldiers of the Revolutionary War - the Yankee Doodles and the Redcoats - had countless stories to tell. Using excerpts from soldiers diaries and letters home, author Susan Provost Beller brings the daily struggles of the Revolutionary War soldiers to life with first-person accounts of battles, as well as commentary about camp life, weather, food, and equipment. As the war dragged on, the soldiers lamented disease and death and the hardships as prisoners of war. These accounts give us a better understanding for the sacrifices made during the birth of our country.
|Lexile ® Measure||N/A|
|Product Type||Hardcover Books|
|Primary Contributor||Susan Provost Beller|
|Age Groups||Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|