It's about time I do another book review and this is one of my very Favorites! I first read this book when a friend loaned it to me and oh! I've read it...maybe three times so far? I don't often have time to reread a book, so...yeah, this is a good one!
Book Review//Iron Scouts of Confederacy by Lee McGiffin
(A gift from my parents following a trip to the homeschool book fair 2016)
This is a gem! I absolutely love this book! It’s probably my favorite Civil War book ever! And the best part is that it’s a novelization of a true story! The book follows the war years of young Ben Fane, a boy who is self-conscious about his short stature, but in the Confederate Army, he finds his height isn’t a curse! Along with his brother Gant and good friend Shelby Harris from Texas, Ben does his part to make a difference! We also meet many interesting Southern heroes, among them, Major John Mosby, Gen. Wade Hampton and Major Heroes Von Borcke. Through the many adventures (and misadventures!) of the Iron Scouts, their faith in God is tested and strengthened.
Historical Accuracy – Five stars here! I’m not an expert on the War Between the States, but I have researched this era quite a bit, and I found nothing amiss in McGiffin’s text.
Content – Amazing! Very descriptive and interesting. The Author is very good at keeping your attention. No romance, but I do think there were a couple of words I marked out in my copy, but I can’t remember so it must not have been anything major 😊 I do recommend a parent reading it before little ones since it is a war book and you are the best judge of what may be upsetting to them.
Favorite Scene – The scene where Ben and Heroes Von Borcke have to hide from the yankees in a widow’s house. Very entertaining 😉
Overall – Like I said, this is one of my all-time favorites. If you are studying the War Between the States, you need this in your library. Great for Homeschoolers too! In fact, I originally heard about it in a Homeschool catalog, and a friend had it in her history and let me borrow it. After reading it, I knew I needed to get my own copy! It is available through Amazon, Rainbow Resources, and Christian Liberty Press.
Something to think about: Do you reread books? What is your favorite book to reread? If you have a blog, write a post about your reread favorite! If you don't have one, tell a friend!
No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
2 Timothy 2:4
(King James Bible)
Have a Lovely Day!
Hello, friends. This will be a short post, but I thought today, it is important to remember all our service members who spent time as a Prisoner of War or Missing in Action…or still are. There are hundreds from the Vietnam war that are still considered Missing in Action…presumed dead.
I thank God that my family has never had to go through the sleepless nights, wondering and worrying about a loved one, at least not in this century.
In 1862, Joshua Bowman joined the Confederate army. He was one of over a dozen children in his family and one of 8 boys from his family to enlist in the service. During his time in the Confederate Army, he was wounded twice and capture once, being sent to David’s Island Prison Hospital following the Battle of Gettysburg.
Joshua wasn’t the only one who suffered injury and imprisonment from his family; practically every one of his brothers and brothers-in-law suffered at least one or both circumstances. Only three of the eight boys came home from the war. Joshua was not one of them. Joshua is my great-great-great-great-grandfather.
Even though I never met him, the knowledge of how he died for his country still hurts. I can only imagine what it is like for those who knew their loved one going through the loss of a family member, temporarily or permanently. 😢 If you are one such person, my prayers are with you. If you are the one who at some point in your life was a POW or MIA, thank you for your service, and praise God you are home now!
Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;
(King James Bible)
May we never forget…All gave some…some gave more than others…and some gave all.
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Hello! Popping in with a quick post this week to wish you a Happy Constitution day!
231 years ago in 1787, our forefathers signed a document that guaranteed the rights of all Americans as a free people. Sadly, our Nation has strayed from following, but we can still celebrate the rights that our forefathers intended for us to have!
To celebrate, I’m posting the preamble to this great document here on the blog. (Anybody else have to memorize this in school?)
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
Have a blessed day!
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I am honored to be taking part of this lovely little tag here, nominated by Miss Abby G.! Thank you so much! I've always loved reading other's tags and when I received the email that I had been tagged, it made my heart so happy! 💚
So without further ado, let’s jump in!
Having Compassion. Making a Difference.