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Tillie Pierce - eBook

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Imagine being fifteen years old, facing the bloodiest battle ever to take place on U.S. soil: the Battle of Gettysburg. In July 1863, this is exactly what happened to Tillie Pierce, a normal teenager who became an unlikely heroine of the Civil War (1861-1865). Tillie and other women and girls like her found themselves trapped during this critical three-day battle in southern Pennsylvania. Without training, but with enormous courage and compassion, Tillie and other Gettysburg citizens helped save the lives of countless wounded Union and Confederate soldiers.

In gripping prose, Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the of Battle Gettysburg takes readers behind the scenes. And through Tillie’s own words, the story of one of the Civil War’s most famous battles comes alive.

Tillie Pierce - eBook


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Tanya Anderson

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This book provided an ...

This book provided an interesting look at one civilian's experience during the Battle of Gettysburg. The boxes of historical information, the period photographs, and the map the author included really complemented Tillie's own words. I'm older than the target audience, but I would especially recommend this book for younger readers who could learn about history through the eyes of someone their own age. *Note* I received a copy of this book from Library Thing Early Reviewers for my honest opinion.

Tillie Pierce grew fro...

Tillie Pierce grew from a young girl into a woman in just a few days time by experiencing the horrors of war. This book tracks Tillie's experience from the time her town of Gettysburg was invaded by the Confederates thru the time they were repulsed by the Union Army. Its the story of her life being caught up right in the middle of the blood and gore. She witnessed death all around her and provided aid to the wounded and dying. It is incredible to think that she fled the main part of the city thinking she would be safe but landed in the middle of some of the bloodiest fighting anyway. The book is not just another overview of the war but is a collection of the personal stories and incidents of Tillie's experience as recorded in her journal. The experience of the book is capped by an invitation to use Google Earth to trace Tillie's footsteps through the conflict....what a unique experience presented by author Tanya Anderson. This was a great read.

Tillie Pierce: Teen Ey...

Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg is an excellent read. It should appeal to a junior high audience of students who are asked to read nonfiction in their English classes or who are studying the Civil War in their U.S. History classes. Before reading the book, I thought that the book would appeal primarily to a female audience. After reading it, I know I will recommend it to the boys as well. I honestly enjoyed it as an adult reader. Reading history textbooks can sometimes make history seem distant and a bit overwhelming with so many facts. Tillie Pierce humanizes the Battle of Gettysburg and makes it feel much more authentic to the reader. I will be donating my copy to the school library but will be ordering a hardbound copy to stand up to the wear-and-tear of frequently read books. I see that Quindaro Press is releasing another book called Gunpowder Girls: The True Stories of Three Civil War Tragedies which is also authored by Tanya Anderson. I will have no trouble ordering this new release sight-unseen because I am so impressed by the writing and photographs in Tillie's story. I hope the author and publisher create a whole series of these books.

This slim volume tells...

This slim volume tells the tale of three arsenals that exploded during the height of the Civil War, causing multiple deaths and great concern among the area residents who thought the enemy was on their doorstep. Coming from the Pittsburgh area I was surprised to see that was the first, and most damaging explosion. The author includes interesting sidebars and a lengthy bibliography. There are three times the amount of citations for Pittsburgh as either of the other two cities even though the text of the book seems to be evenly divided. What I don't understand is the bibliographic section on women and child labor. Those books discuss topics that occurred well after the civil war and although interesting, seem out of place in this book.

An interesting and inf...

An interesting and informative book about an eyewitness to the battle of Gettysburg. In simplifying the narrative, though, the author appears to project a bias, though it might have been unintentional.

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