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Journey to Glory: A Story of a Civil War Soldier and His Dog (Young Adult Action Adventure Historical Fiction)

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Seventeen-year-old Ethan Mire is excited when war is declared and is eager to enlist in the Confederate Army. This is the defining moment of his generation and he wants his chance to achieve glory. His loyal dog Sam won't be parted from him. Though he thinks human warfare is madness, he becomes the mascot for the Georgia regiment. His job is to keep the soldiers company and Seventeen-year-old Ethan Mire is excited when war is declared and is eager to enlist in the Confederate Army. This is the defining moment of his generation and he wants his chance to achieve glory. His loyal dog Sam won't be parted from him. Though he thinks human warfare is madness, he becomes the mascot for the Georgia regiment. His job is to keep the soldiers company and raise morale until Ethan's first battle gives him a more important mission. Will Sam follow Ethan only to find the grave? And who will achieve glory in this Civil War tale? This story can be enjoyed by tweens and adults alike. This 16,000-word story has clean language but some violence as it takes place during a war.


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Seventeen-year-old Ethan Mire is excited when war is declared and is eager to enlist in the Confederate Army. This is the defining moment of his generation and he wants his chance to achieve glory. His loyal dog Sam won't be parted from him. Though he thinks human warfare is madness, he becomes the mascot for the Georgia regiment. His job is to keep the soldiers company and Seventeen-year-old Ethan Mire is excited when war is declared and is eager to enlist in the Confederate Army. This is the defining moment of his generation and he wants his chance to achieve glory. His loyal dog Sam won't be parted from him. Though he thinks human warfare is madness, he becomes the mascot for the Georgia regiment. His job is to keep the soldiers company and raise morale until Ethan's first battle gives him a more important mission. Will Sam follow Ethan only to find the grave? And who will achieve glory in this Civil War tale? This story can be enjoyed by tweens and adults alike. This 16,000-word story has clean language but some violence as it takes place during a war.

30 review for Journey to Glory: A Story of a Civil War Soldier and His Dog (Young Adult Action Adventure Historical Fiction)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    When war broke out between the states, all Ethan wanted was to fight the war of Northern aggression. Against the better judgment of his parents, he enlisted in the Georgia regiment forming near his family’s farm. Not wanting to be separated from his young master, Ethan’s dog Sam went along and became the regiment mascot. This story follows the two as they learn to become soldiers and go off to their first battle in Manassas. In this short but riveting story, both Ethan and Sam learn what exactly When war broke out between the states, all Ethan wanted was to fight the war of Northern aggression. Against the better judgment of his parents, he enlisted in the Georgia regiment forming near his family’s farm. Not wanting to be separated from his young master, Ethan’s dog Sam went along and became the regiment mascot. This story follows the two as they learn to become soldiers and go off to their first battle in Manassas. In this short but riveting story, both Ethan and Sam learn what exactly it means to be a soldier fighting for his country and home, and, more important, what war really is and the importance of love for fellow creatures, human and canine, and loyalty between the same in the greater scheme of life. The story presents a great tale of a youth’s movement to adulthood and of how important loyalty, even that of a faithful dog, can be. Though short, this story is very well written and brings out several theses of love of country and home, the need/desire to protect it, the devotion between a boy/man and his dog and the realities of war. I particularly enjoyed the way the author varied the story, having one section narrated by Ethan, followed by one narrated by Sam. Though a dog, Sam has as good and understanding and feeling for the realities of war. I also found it interesting to watch Ethan grow from a young boy with pictures of the glory of war grow into a man who now understood the realities of it. The portrayal of training, Army life during that time, travel to the battle with all its built up excitement (this is the first battle for Ethan and Sam after all, the painful realization of what is really going on as they endure the battlefield and its realities are superb. I recommend this story to anyone who loves dogs and appreciates their loyalty and compassion for their masters. Also, anyone who enjoys reading a great heartfelt story will love this one. I received this from Library Thing to read and review.

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