What was it like to be living in Gettysburg when the war came to town? This is the acclaimed book about Tillie Pierce, a teenager whose eyewitness account of the bloodiest battle on U.S. soil is unlike any other in Civil War annals.
In 1863, 15-year-old Tillie Pierce became an unlikely heroine when she and other women and girls were trapped in a small Pennsylvania town as the mother of all Civil War battles raged around them. Tillie's rough-hewn account of her ordeal, written many years later, comes to life in this book thanks to beautiful photography, maps, and the vivid prose of award-winning author Tanya Anderson.
Showing courage and compassion, Tillie and other Gettysburg citizens helped save the lives of countless wounded Union and Confederate soldiers as they lay in the kitchens and bedrooms of their homes. This book was a Junior Library Guild Selection and Benjamin Franklin Award Gold Medalist.
- ISBN-13: 9780966925821
- ISBN-10: 0966925823
- Publisher: Quindaro Press
- Publish Date: June 2016
- Dimensions: 8.9 x 7 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds
- Page Count: 96
- Reading Level: Ages 12-17