The Silent Witness

The Silent Witness

A True Story of the Civil War

Book - 2005
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Houghton
Four-year-old Lula McLean lived on a plantation overlooking Bull Run Creek. There her family grew wheat, corn, and oats. In July 1861, troops fighting in the newly begun Civil War arrived on the McLeans’ front lawn in Manassas, Virginia. The peaceful countryside where Lula often spent time playing with her favorite rag doll became a campsite full of cannon and trenches and tents.

Wilmer McLean decided to relocate his family to a tiny village called Appomattox Court House, away from the war and the troops. But a few years later, on April 9, 1865, as Lula played with her rag doll, two visitors in tall boots made their way into her house. Lula and her doll were about to become part of American history.

Robin Friedman and Claire A. Nivola reveal, through the story of Lula and her beloved doll, the story of a nineteenth-century family who saw the Civil War unfold before their very eyes.


Baker & Taylor
After relocating to Appomattox Court House, Virginia, to escape Civil War troops, Lula McLean's family is visited by soldiers four years later, on April 9, 1865, when General Robert E. Lee surrenders to General Ulysses S. Grant.

Baker
& Taylor

After relocating to Appomattox Court House, Virginia, to escape the Civil War troops, Lula McLean's family is visited by soldiers four years later, on April 9, 1865, when General Robert E. Lee surrenders his troops to General Ulysses S. Grant.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005
ISBN: 9780618442300
0618442308
Branch Call Number: j973.7 FRI
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Nivola, Claire A.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at IndyPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top