By B. Q. Schillywink illustrated by Karen Lee
By Michael Burgan
As American troops in castle McHenry effectively fended off assaults from the British army in the course of the conflict of 1812, Francis Scott Key used to be encouraged to write down The Star-Spangled Banner, a poem that finally shaped the lyrics of the yankee nationwide anthem. citadel McHenry's bright presentation and highlighted basic resources illustrate the fort's very important position within the conflict of 1812, delivering the context for the nation's most renowned track and explaining the significance of the citadel as a countrywide monument.
By RINEHART AND WINSTON HOLT
Thorpe Walling had by no means been one in every of Cabot furnish s specific associates nor did the latter now regard with unmixed excitement the assumption of a yearvs intimate organization with him.
By Lynn M. Stone
Booklet by way of Stone, Lynn M.
By Larry Hama
The first significant Civil warfare conflict within the Western theater, Shiloh got here as a scary surprise to either the yankee public and people in hands. On April 6, 1862, accomplice forces staged a shock assault at the Union military encamped alongside the Tennessee River. battling was once fierce as common supply struggled to carry off the enemy until eventually his reinforcements arrived tomorrow in order that he may well 'Whip 'em tomorrow'. even though approximately pushed into the Tennessee River, the Union military may well eventually declare victory - gained at a pricey price. With approximately 24,000 overall casualties in days' combating, 'Bloody Shiloh' served as a take-heed call to the state, saying that the continued struggle for the Union will be devastating for each side.
Surprise assault! brings to lifestyles one of many Civil War's bloodiest battles in hugely obtainable photograph novel structure. it is usually 8 pages of authoritative history info putting Shiloh in its old context, detailing the main gamers, and describing the build-up to the battling and its aftermath.