My Name Is America The Journal of Rufus Rowe A Witness to

My Name Is America The Journal of Rufus Rowe A Witness to

My Name Is America The Journal of Rufus Rowe A Witness to the Battle of Fredericksburg My Nam Is America [Download] ➵ My Name Is America The Journal of Rufus Rowe A Witness to the Battle of Fredericksburg My Nam Is America ➾ Sid Hite – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Acclaimed author Sid Hite brings the drama of the Civil War to life through the eyes of Rufus Rowe a Confederate boySixteen year old Rufus Rowe runs away from home to escape his cruel stepfather He fi Is America Kindle × Acclaimed author Sid Hite brings the drama of the Civil War to life through the eyes of Rufus Rowe a Confederate boySixteen year old Rufus Rowe runs away from home to escape his cruel stepfather He finds work and shelter in Name Is America The Journal ePUB ´ Fredericksburg Virginia just as the Rebel troops begin to amass in preparation for a confrontation with the Union Army Rufus befriends several Confederate officers who do not My Name PDF/EPUB or believe the Confederate army can be beaten and sensitively observes and records the gripping battle that takes place there.


10 thoughts on “My Name Is America The Journal of Rufus Rowe A Witness to the Battle of Fredericksburg My Nam Is America

  1. Jenny Clark Jenny Clark says:

    This was a pretty good one I liked Rufus he had a lot of spunk It was also interesting to see a southern point of view for the Civil War I would suggest reading this The Journal of James Edmond Pease A Civil War Union Soldier Virginia 1863 I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly The Diary of Patsy a Freed Girl Mars Bluff South Carolina 1865 A Picture of Freedom The Diary of Clotee a Slave Girl Belmont Plantation Virginia 1859 A Light in the Storm The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin Fenwick Island Delaware 1861 When Will This Cruel War Be Over? The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson Gordonsville Virginia 1864 and possibly the My America Virginia and Corey diary trilogies to get a bigger picture though not complete A great series to spark interest in history


  2. Molly Molly says:

    This entire series is a wonderful way to learn history or teach it to adolescents I find today's generations seem to recall when they learn through other people pop songs celebrity gossip etc so what better way to teach history than through someone else's perspective? Yes authentic diaries would be better but would the language really hold the modern student's attention? Did the diary writer know what WOULD be important in the context of history? Probably not


  3. Maura Maura says:

    My first time reading anything in this popular older historical fiction journal series and I came away liking it than I expected to My 7 year old son and I read it aloud together and as a real Battle of Fredericksburg self appointed expert he read it with an exacting attention to detail We both felt that it accurately reflected the weeks of bewildered anticipation in Fredericksburg as Burnside waited for the arrival of pontoon boats allowing Confederates enough time to prepare defenses on the high ground The battle days themselves however suffered from vague descriptions and were missing the emotional impact of detailing what seem to be the two most famous elements of the battle the stunning and tragic courage of the Irish Brigade and the carnage that resulted from their charge toward Marye's Heights and the heroism of Richard Kirkland the angel of Marye's Heights The journal included enough detail however to keep my 7 year old Civil War aficionado interested My 7 year old's reflection It was interesting because the journal made you feel like you were right there with Rufus I wish he would have seen though And I wish that he understood about what the war was about especially after he became friends with George who was enslaved He got better at understanding that George was a person just like him but then he still seemed to root for the Confederate sideMy similar reflection A critical read of this 17 years after its publication makes me wonder about the blank slate of the George character He was important for how he helped Rufus but he was never developed enough to have a real story including an explanation for why he stayed at Brompton even though he could have left for freedom There seemed to be an implication that enslavement was not so bad for George and it troubled me throughout the readingFor young readers interested in the Civil War this is an interesting read It needs some critical context for its depiction of slavery however I reserve broader judgment on the series until I read one from a different perspective


  4. Emily Emily says:

    Another solid edition to this series and the last one I needed to read It was one of my favorites but I love Civil War history so I'm a bit biased A wonderful story for the young child in your life interested in history Just to beware of the content since it is about a battle though there weren't a lot of gruesomeness there was a bit Just something to be aware of 5 out of 5 stars


  5. Lucinda Lucinda says:

    Bit short but fun Give of an idea of the varied things the Civil War was about rather than just abolition


  6. Sarah Crawford Sarah Crawford says:

    Rufus is sixteen but because of a physical condition from when he was younger is not able to join the Southern army He has some troubles at home so goes to the relatively nearby town of Fredericksburg and ends up staying on a farm befriending a black worker there He goes into town and meets the Rebel soldiers who are there The Union Army has gathered on the other side of the river from the town and it seems a major fight is brewingFortunately for the Southern forces Robert E Lee arrives along with other generals and troops Burnside the Union commander has pulled the wonderous trick of having to cross a river and forgetting to bring along the pontoons needed to cross the same river The Union Army thus has to stay on the other side of the river for days giving the Southern forces time to entrench themselves and to gather their forces togetherRufus is writing down all that he sees especially as the attack commences He notes the terrible amount of killing that goes on with thousands of soldiers on each side dying His own life is in danger as the battle ragesThe story gives the reader a good idea of how terrible the fighting was without at the same time making the story too gory for younger readers As usual in this series a historical section is included after the story helping to put everything that happens into proper perspective


  7. Jacob Jacob says:

    The Journal of Rufus Rowe A witness to the Battle of Fredericksburg by Sid Hite is about a sixteen year old Confederate boy named Rufus He runs away from home to get away from his step father who is very cruel to him He finds work in Fredericksburg Virginia The Confederate soldiers are gathering for a confrontation with the Union Army to fight for the town Rufus joins the Confederate forces and not only fights but records what he see's at the battle He witnesses a lot of death and begins to uestion the purpose of the war especially with all the death around him My personal opinion of the book is that it's a good book I like war stories especially about the Civil War The book had an interesting beginning and middle and finished with a slower end but still told a good story The book is historical fiction; the facts are correct but the character never existed This book is intense It's a little hard to keep up with but is a good book for kids who are into war stories and who like chapter books This book is also good for kids who are fans of the The Journal books A good interesting read


  8. Glen Stott Glen Stott says:

    The 186263 journal of 16 year old Rufus Rowe Rufus ran away from home and found a job in Fredericksburg just before the battle He observed the Army or the Potomac set up camp across the river from Fredericksburg where it stalled waiting for pontoons to cross Meanwhile Lee’s army showed up and dug in The Union lost the battle because of poor preparation and leadership from General Burnside Rufus only witnessed the part of the battle on Marye’s hill but that was the major part of the confrontation as the Union soldiers unsuccessfully charged the rock wall defenses five times and were slaughtered by the thousands for their trouble Then days later Rufus watched the debacle of the Union Army moving back and forth from Falmouth because of rain and indecision Burnside was another general Lincoln was destined to fire for ineptitude


  9. ϟEvelynϟ ϟEvelynϟ says:

    I would get bored reading this at times The thought of not continuing the book crossed my mind many times because it would be a bore Though it certainly did have a lot of good history in it I have to admit that I did skim through a lot of the book so my rate wouldn't be as accurate than the person that fully read the book Evelyn


  10. Dana Still Dana Still says:

    Twin text I would pair this book up with You Wouldn't want to be a Civil War Soldier by Thomas Ratliff The non fiction book is full of facts and incredible illustrations The Fiction book is part of the Dear America series this book is written as if it is a diary which helps pull the reader into the story In the back of the book it has a Historical Note that adds facts to the story


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10 thoughts on “My Name Is America The Journal of Rufus Rowe A Witness to the Battle of Fredericksburg My Nam Is America

  1. Jenny Clark Jenny Clark says:

    This was a pretty good one I liked Rufus he had a lot of spunk It was also interesting to see a southern point of view for the Civil War I would suggest reading this The Journal of James Edmond Pease A Civil War Union Soldier Virginia 1863 I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly The Diary of Patsy a Freed Girl Mars Bluff South Carolina 1865 A Picture of Freedom The Diary of Clotee a Slave Girl Belmont Plantation Virginia 1859 A Light in the Storm The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin Fenwick Island Delaware 1861 When Will This Cruel War Be Over? The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson Gordonsville Virginia 1864 and possibly the My America Virginia and Corey diary trilogies to get a bigger picture though not complete A great series to spark interest in history

  2. Molly Molly says:

    This entire series is a wonderful way to learn history or teach it to adolescents I find today's generations seem to recall when they learn through other people pop songs celebrity gossip etc so what better way to teach history than through someone else's perspective? Yes authentic diaries would be better but would the language really hold the modern student's attention? Did the diary writer know what WOULD be important in the context of history? Probably not

  3. Maura Maura says:

    My first time reading anything in this popular older historical fiction journal series and I came away liking it than I expected to My 7 year old son and I read it aloud together and as a real Battle of Fredericksburg self appointed expert he read it with an exacting attention to detail We both felt that it accurately reflected the weeks of bewildered anticipation in Fredericksburg as Burnside waited for the arrival of pontoon boats allowing Confederates enough time to prepare defenses on the high ground The battle days themselves however suffered from vague descriptions and were missing the emotional impact of detailing what seem to be the two most famous elements of the battle the stunning and tragic courage of the Irish Brigade and the carnage that resulted from their charge toward Marye's Heights and the heroism of Richard Kirkland the angel of Marye's Heights The journal included enough detail however to keep my 7 year old Civil War aficionado interested My 7 year old's reflection It was interesting because the journal made you feel like you were right there with Rufus I wish he would have seen though And I wish that he understood about what the war was about especially after he became friends with George who was enslaved He got better at understanding that George was a person just like him but then he still seemed to root for the Confederate sideMy similar reflection A critical read of this 17 years after its publication makes me wonder about the blank slate of the George character He was important for how he helped Rufus but he was never developed enough to have a real story including an explanation for why he stayed at Brompton even though he could have left for freedom There seemed to be an implication that enslavement was not so bad for George and it troubled me throughout the readingFor young readers interested in the Civil War this is an interesting read It needs some critical context for its depiction of slavery however I reserve broader judgment on the series until I read one from a different perspective

  4. Emily Emily says:

    Another solid edition to this series and the last one I needed to read It was one of my favorites but I love Civil War history so I'm a bit biased A wonderful story for the young child in your life interested in history Just to beware of the content since it is about a battle though there weren't a lot of gruesomeness there was a bit Just something to be aware of 5 out of 5 stars

  5. Lucinda Lucinda says:

    Bit short but fun Give of an idea of the varied things the Civil War was about rather than just abolition

  6. Sarah Crawford Sarah Crawford says:

    Rufus is sixteen but because of a physical condition from when he was younger is not able to join the Southern army He has some troubles at home so goes to the relatively nearby town of Fredericksburg and ends up staying on a farm befriending a black worker there He goes into town and meets the Rebel soldiers who are there The Union Army has gathered on the other side of the river from the town and it seems a major fight is brewingFortunately for the Southern forces Robert E Lee arrives along with other generals and troops Burnside the Union commander has pulled the wonderous trick of having to cross a river and forgetting to bring along the pontoons needed to cross the same river The Union Army thus has to stay on the other side of the river for days giving the Southern forces time to entrench themselves and to gather their forces togetherRufus is writing down all that he sees especially as the attack commences He notes the terrible amount of killing that goes on with thousands of soldiers on each side dying His own life is in danger as the battle ragesThe story gives the reader a good idea of how terrible the fighting was without at the same time making the story too gory for younger readers As usual in this series a historical section is included after the story helping to put everything that happens into proper perspective

  7. Jacob Jacob says:

    The Journal of Rufus Rowe A witness to the Battle of Fredericksburg by Sid Hite is about a sixteen year old Confederate boy named Rufus He runs away from home to get away from his step father who is very cruel to him He finds work in Fredericksburg Virginia The Confederate soldiers are gathering for a confrontation with the Union Army to fight for the town Rufus joins the Confederate forces and not only fights but records what he see's at the battle He witnesses a lot of death and begins to uestion the purpose of the war especially with all the death around him My personal opinion of the book is that it's a good book I like war stories especially about the Civil War The book had an interesting beginning and middle and finished with a slower end but still told a good story The book is historical fiction; the facts are correct but the character never existed This book is intense It's a little hard to keep up with but is a good book for kids who are into war stories and who like chapter books This book is also good for kids who are fans of the The Journal books A good interesting read

  8. Glen Stott Glen Stott says:

    The 186263 journal of 16 year old Rufus Rowe Rufus ran away from home and found a job in Fredericksburg just before the battle He observed the Army or the Potomac set up camp across the river from Fredericksburg where it stalled waiting for pontoons to cross Meanwhile Lee’s army showed up and dug in The Union lost the battle because of poor preparation and leadership from General Burnside Rufus only witnessed the part of the battle on Marye’s hill but that was the major part of the confrontation as the Union soldiers unsuccessfully charged the rock wall defenses five times and were slaughtered by the thousands for their trouble Then days later Rufus watched the debacle of the Union Army moving back and forth from Falmouth because of rain and indecision Burnside was another general Lincoln was destined to fire for ineptitude

  9. ϟEvelynϟ ϟEvelynϟ says:

    I would get bored reading this at times The thought of not continuing the book crossed my mind many times because it would be a bore Though it certainly did have a lot of good history in it I have to admit that I did skim through a lot of the book so my rate wouldn't be as accurate than the person that fully read the book Evelyn

  10. Dana Still Dana Still says:

    Twin text I would pair this book up with You Wouldn't want to be a Civil War Soldier by Thomas Ratliff The non fiction book is full of facts and incredible illustrations The Fiction book is part of the Dear America series this book is written as if it is a diary which helps pull the reader into the story In the back of the book it has a Historical Note that adds facts to the story

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