No Man’s Land: A Young Soldier’s Story bySusan Campbell Bartoletti
Because he had been unable to fight off the gator that injured his father, 14-year-old Thrasher joins the Confederate Army hoping to prove his manhood.
Turn Homeward, Hannalee by Patricia Beatty 12-year-old Hannalee, forced to relocate in Indiana along with other Georgia millworkers during the Civil War, leaves her mother with a promise to return home as soon as the war ends.
Jayhawker by Patricia Beatty When Lije’s father is killed during a raid on a slaveholding plantation, he vows to carry through his father’s work and becomes a Union spy.
Second Sight by Gary Blackwood In Washington, D.C., during the last days of the Civil War, a teen boy who performs in a mind reading act befriends a clairvoyant girl whose frightening visions foreshadow an assassination plot.
Evvy’s Civil War by Miriam Brenaman In Virginia in 1860, on the verge of the Civil War, 14-year-old Evvy chafes at the restrictions that her society places on both women and slaves.
March Toward the Thunder by Joseph Bruchac Louis, a 15-year-old Abenaki Indian from Canada, is recruited to fight in the northern Irish Brigade in the Civil War--despite being too young, and neither American nor Irish.
The Tamarack Tree: A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg by Patricia Clapp An 18-year-old English girl finds her loyalties divided and all her resources tested as she and her friends experience the terrible physical and emotional hardships of the forty-seven day siege of Vicksburg in the spring of 1863.
With Every Drop of Blood by James Lincoln Collier While trying to transport food to Richmond, Virginia, for Confederate soldiers, 14-year-old Johnny is captured by Cush, a black Union soldier.
My Last Skirt: The Story of Jennie Hodgers, Union Soldier by Lynda Durrant Jennie, a young Irish immigrant, dresses as a boy and serves in the 95th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War, surviving three years in combat with her true identity undiscovered.
Annie, Between the States by Laura Elliott Instead of spending her teen years at parties and balls, Annie, an idealistic, poetry-loving patriot, finds herself nursing soldiers, hiding valuables, and running the household as the Civil War rages around her family’s Virginia home.
A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliott Genna desperately wants to escape from a drug-infested world of poverty, and every day she wishes for a different life. One day, Genna’s wish is granted and she is instantly transported back to Civil War-era Brooklyn.
Bull Run by Paul Fleischman Northerners, Southerners, generals, couriers, dreaming boys and worried sisters describe the glory, the horror, the thrill, and the disillusionment of the first battle of the Civil War.
Becca’s Story by James D. Forman 15-year-old Becca has two suitors, one offers stability and the other adventure, but when both men leave to fight in the Civil War, all Becca can do is pray for their safety.
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl In a modern day small South Carolina town, 16-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection. While getting to know each other, they both experience strange flashbacks to the Civil War.
Promises to the Dead byMary Downing Hahn
12-year-old Jesse leaves his home on Maryland’s Eastern Shore to help a young runaway slave find a safe haven in the early days of the Civil War.
Hear the Wind Blow byMary Downing Hahn
With their mother dead and their home burned, 13-year-old Haswell and his little sister set out across Virginia in search of relatives during the final days of the Civil War.
Which Way Freedom? byJoyce Hansen Obi escapes from slavery during the Civil War, joins a black Union regiment, and soon becomes involved in the bloody fighting at Fort Pillow, Tennessee.
Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt The story of Jethro Creighton, who comes of age during the Civil War.
Two Girls of Gettysburg by Lisa Klein When the Civil War breaks out, two cousins, Lizzie and Rosanna, find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict until the war reunites them in the town of Gettysburg.
Time’s Memory by Julius Lester Ekundayo, a Dogon spirit brought to America from Africa, inhabits the body of a young African American slave on a Virginia plantation, where he experiences loss, sorrow, and reconciliation in the months preceding the Civil War.
Dear Ellen Bee: A Civil War Scrapbook of Two Union Spies by Mary E. Lyons & Muriel M. Branch A scrapbook kept by a young black girl details her experiences and those of the older white woman, “Miss Bet,” who had freed her and her family, sent her north from Richmond to get an education, and then worked to bring an end to slavery.
The War Within: A Novel of the Civil War by Carol Matas In 1862, after Union forces expel Hannah’s family from their Mississippi home because they are Jewish, Hannah reexamines her views regarding slavery and the war.
When I Crossed No-Bob by Margaret McMullan Ten years after the Civil War's end, 12-year-old Addy, abandoned by her parents, is taken from the horrid town of No-Bob, Mississippi, by a schoolteacher and his bride, but when her father returns to claim her she must find another way to leave her past behind.
Stonewall’s Gold by Robert J. Mrazek When Jamie Lockhart uncovers a secret about the desecration of soldiers' graves near Stonewall Jackson's former headquarters in the Shenandoah Valley, he and two companions must traverse the war-torn valley and survive a monstrous blizzard in the winter of 1864.
Assassin by Anna Myers A young White House seamstress named Bella and the actor John Wilkes Booth describe the events that lead to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
The Glory Field byWalter Dean Myers Follows a family’s history, from the capture of an African boy in the 1750s through the lives of his descendants, as their dreams and circumstances lead them away from and back to the small plot of land in South Carolina that they call the Glory Field.
Riot by Walter Dean Myers In 1863, 15-year-old Claire, the daughter of an Irish mother and a black father, faces ugly truths and great danger when Irish immigrants, enraged by the Civil War and a federal draft, lash out against blacks and wealthy “swells” of New York City.
The Cruisers by Walter Dean Myers Four friends, caught in the middle of a mock Civil War at DaVinci Academy, learn the true cost of freedom of speech when they use their alternative newspaper, The Cruiser, to try to make peace.
Sarny: A Life Remembered by Gary Paulsen Sarny, a 94-year-old former slave, recalls the years after the Civil War.
Sequel to: Nightjohn
The River Between Us byRichard Peck During the early days of the Civil War, the Pruitt family takes in two mysterious young ladies who have fled New Orleans to come north to Illinois.
Silent Thunder: A Civil War Story by Andrea Davis Pinkney In 1862, 11-year-old Summer and her 13-year-old brother Rosco take turns describing how life on the quiet Virginia plantation where they are slaves is affected by the Civil War.
In My Father’s House by Ann Rinaldi For two sisters growing up in Virginia surrounded by the Civil War, there is conflict both outside and inside their house.
An Acquaintance with Darkness by Ann Rinaldi When her mother dies and her best friend’s family is implicated in the assassination of President Lincoln, 14-year-old Emily must go live with an uncle she suspects of being involved in stealing bodies for medical research.
Amelia’s War by Ann Rinaldi When a Confederate general threatens to burn Hagerstown, Maryland, unless it pays an exorbitant ransom, 12-year-old Amelia must find a way to save her town.
The Last Silk Dress by Ann Rinaldi During the Civil War in Virginia, Susan finds a way to help the Confederate Army and uncovers a series of mysterious family secrets.
Girl in Blue by Ann Rinaldi To escape an abusive father and an arranged marriage, 16-year-old Sarah, dresses as a boy and leaves home to enlist in the Union Army, and becomes a soldier on the battlefields of Virginia as well as a Union spy working in the house of a Confederate sympathizer in Washington, D.C.
Numbering All the Bones by Ann Rinaldi In the last year of the Civil War, 13-year-old Eulinda, the daughter of a slave and a slave owner on a Georgia plantation, waits for news of her older brother, who ran away to join the Union Army.
Sarah’s Ground by Ann Rinaldi
In 1861, 18-year-old Sarah Tracy comes to work at Mount Vernon, the historic Virginia home of George Washington, where she tries to protect the safety and neutrality of the site during the Civil War.
An Unlikely Friendship: A Novel of Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley by Ann Rinaldi Mary Todd and Elizabeth Keckley grew up in very different circumstances, but the black seamstress and the First Lady became best friends and confidantes during the turbulent years of the Lincoln administration.
My Vicksburg by Ann Rinaldi
During the siege of Vicksburg, 13-year-old Claire Louise struggles with difficult choices when family and friends join opposing sides of the Civil War.
Leigh Ann’s Civil War by Ann Rinaldi Spunky young Leigh Ann, just 11 when the Civil War breaks out, watches as her brothers go to war, helps care for her mentally ill father, and falls in love with a boy determined to be a soldier.
Red Moon at Sharpsburg by Rosemary Wells 12-year-old India Moody must summon courage she didn’t know she had to plunge into one of the Civil War’s most tragic and terrifying events—the Battle of Antietam—to get medicine to her desperately sick father.
Black Storm Comin’ byDiane Lee Wilson
12-year-old Colton, son of a black mother and a white father, takes a job with the Pony Express in 1860 after his father abandons the family on their California-bound wagon train, and risks his life to deliver an important letter that may affect the growing conflict between the North and South.
Ghosts and Haunts of the Civil War: Authentic Accounts of the Strange and Unexplained byChristopher Coleman 133.1 COLEMAN