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Jesse Bowman: A Union Boy's War Story

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In this action-packed historical fiction novel, Jesse Bowman joins the Union Army in hopes of finding adventure. However, this teenage soldier learns that victory comes at a great cost. He discovers the hardships of war, the horror of battle, and the loss of friendship on his journey through the Civil War. Join Tom McGowen as he tells the story of one boy’s contribution to In this action-packed historical fiction novel, Jesse Bowman joins the Union Army in hopes of finding adventure. However, this teenage soldier learns that victory comes at a great cost. He discovers the hardships of war, the horror of battle, and the loss of friendship on his journey through the Civil War. Join Tom McGowen as he tells the story of one boy’s contribution to the Union’s triumph over the Confederacy.


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In this action-packed historical fiction novel, Jesse Bowman joins the Union Army in hopes of finding adventure. However, this teenage soldier learns that victory comes at a great cost. He discovers the hardships of war, the horror of battle, and the loss of friendship on his journey through the Civil War. Join Tom McGowen as he tells the story of one boy’s contribution to In this action-packed historical fiction novel, Jesse Bowman joins the Union Army in hopes of finding adventure. However, this teenage soldier learns that victory comes at a great cost. He discovers the hardships of war, the horror of battle, and the loss of friendship on his journey through the Civil War. Join Tom McGowen as he tells the story of one boy’s contribution to the Union’s triumph over the Confederacy.

30 review for Jesse Bowman: A Union Boy's War Story

  1. 5 out of 5

    Art

    Books that I find similar to this one, are "Across Five Aprils" by Irene Hunt, "And there I'll be a Soldier, by Boggs, and several others. Mr. McGowen did a good job telling the story from a Union boy's perspective about the War between the States or the American Civil War. A lot of information is given in this book. Mr. McGowen could make sure that he used the proper commands, along with unit alignment and "Load in Nine Times" musket drill, used in Civil War Drill and Ceremony. Books that I find similar to this one, are "Across Five Aprils" by Irene Hunt, "And there I'll be a Soldier, by Boggs, and several others. Mr. McGowen did a good job telling the story from a Union boy's perspective about the War between the States or the American Civil War. A lot of information is given in this book. Mr. McGowen could make sure that he used the proper commands, along with unit alignment and "Load in Nine Times" musket drill, used in Civil War Drill and Ceremony.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jared Bardon

    A Union Boys Warstory By: Jared Bardon I just finished the book, A Union Boys Warstory. The book was about a boy and he was drafted into the army he was on the confederate side. Jesse "the main character" grew up in the city and didn't know anything about war and what to do with a gun. Thief book is a story of Jesse and how he becomes to be a good fighter. Sometimes Jesse realizes how much he is doing for his country. The setting of the book is all over with battle fields to the big cities but th A Union Boys Warstory By: Jared Bardon I just finished the book, A Union Boys Warstory. The book was about a boy and he was drafted into the army he was on the confederate side. Jesse "the main character" grew up in the city and didn't know anything about war and what to do with a gun. Thief book is a story of Jesse and how he becomes to be a good fighter. Sometimes Jesse realizes how much he is doing for his country. The setting of the book is all over with battle fields to the big cities but the main setting is Chicago where Jesse grew up. In this book you will get a lot of action and adventure. In the book A Union Boys Warstory the main character is Jesse. This book is all about conflict because it is the Revolutionary War. But the main focus on the book is Jesse overcoming his fear of the war and fighting. Jesse has never picked up a gun in his life and lived in a big city so knew nothing about the outdoors. He was drafted into the Chicago Zouaves. A military group. The Chicago Zouaves is a special military group. The reason they are special is because they are from Chicago. One of Jesse’s major mental blocks in the story was learning to fight. He had to learn to do things on his own and not getting people to do it for him. He had to learn to load a gun and shoot it at people and to kill for his country.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Eva Dugas

    This story invites students to feel what it was like to be a young person in the Civil War, who is fighting for his life and freedom of others. The writing captures the emotions of middle school to high school students if they were in this position. Teachers can use this book in a unit about the Civil War.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lori

    Jesse is a typical teen boy -- taking off in search of adventure. But this 17-year-old's quest leads him not to treasure, but to war. It is 1861. Jesse and his friend Harlow watch a Chicago military unit march off to fight in the Civil War, and come up with a plan to follow. Not wanting to explain to his parents, Jesse sneaks out, leaving a note for his family, and finds himself on a train heading south. The book is full of details of the next two years, showing many of the realities of war. Mar Jesse is a typical teen boy -- taking off in search of adventure. But this 17-year-old's quest leads him not to treasure, but to war. It is 1861. Jesse and his friend Harlow watch a Chicago military unit march off to fight in the Civil War, and come up with a plan to follow. Not wanting to explain to his parents, Jesse sneaks out, leaving a note for his family, and finds himself on a train heading south. The book is full of details of the next two years, showing many of the realities of war. Marching, military food, facing starvation, marching some more, watching others get shot, marching again, seeing cannonballs plow through troops like a bowling ball through pins. The book is light on dialogue, but I still found my self attached to Jesse, hoping for the best for him, wondering if he would survive to find his way home. Definitely a children's book, it tells many of the realities of war in a somewhat sterile, not too gory way. But leaves you with a sense of the horrors of war, the uncertainty of life, the questions about why the war was fought -- state's rights? slavery?

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    Kenneth

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  27. 4 out of 5

    Maureen

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  30. 4 out of 5

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