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 Deadly aim : the Civil War story of Michigan's Anishinaabe sharpshooters
 Author: Walker, Sally M.

 Publisher:  Holt (2019)

 Dewey: 973.7
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 288 p., ill., maps, 23 cm

 BTSB No: 915792 ISBN: 9781250125255
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 United States. -- Army. -- 1st Michigan Sharpshooters Regiment, 1863-1865. -- Company K
 Ojibwa Indians -- Michigan -- History -- 19th century
 United States -- History -- 1861-1865, Civil War -- Native American participation

Price: $23.98

The stories of Company K, one of the largest all-American Indian companies in the Union army. The lives of the soldiers is explored with archival photographs, detailed maps, and back matter.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 7.60
   Points: 8.0   Quiz: 506017
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 9.20
   Points: 12.0   Quiz: 77208

   Kirkus Reviews (07/01/19)
   Booklist (+) (07/01/19)

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Booklist - 07/01/2019 *Starred Review* When the Civil War began, American Indians attempted to sign up as soldiers. The Union army rejected most until 1863, when it began recruiting them as well as African Americans. This tightly focused book follows the Anishinaabek men (Ojibwes, Odawas, and Potawatomis) who formed Company K of the First Michigan Sharpshooters. Later known for their marksmanship, courage, and effective use of camouflage, at first they endured seemingly interminable drills and assignments guarding weapons and prisoners of war. Eager to fight, Company K first saw action on May 5, 1864, at the Battle of the Wilderness, followed by the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, the Battle of the Crater, the siege of Petersburg, and the war’s end. The author of the Sibert Award–winning Secrets of a Civil War Submarine (2005), Walker provides an absorbing history of Company K, from riveting battlefield narratives and vivid accounts of horrors endured at Andersonville Prison to tales of poverty due to pension benefits denied. Early on, the many backstories of individual members of Company K may seem overwhelming to readers, but this knowledge makes events in later chapters more meaningful. Students researching the role of Native Americans in the Civil War will find this a thoroughly researched, meticulously documented, and richly informative resource. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.

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