Civil War Era Fiction for Middle School Girls?

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JeffBrooks

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Any recommendations for historical fiction books appropriate for mid-teenage girls set in the Civil War Era (say, 1850-1870). This is not something I am knowledgeable about.
 
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Nathanb1

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I forgot...the two books (one I used in class, the other I strongly recommended) that are perfect to help kids understand the war years in our part of the world...Savage Sam is the sequel to Old Yeller--and there's a girl in both of them. Besides Travis' mother, there's Lisbeth Searcy, the girl who Travis is kind of sweet on. Savage Sam is based on the memoirs of Herman Lehmann, who was captured by the Indians and stayed with them for 9 years. Let's say Fred Gipson (who saw Lehmann shoot a steer at the Mason fairgrounds when he was a boy) was very faithful to what Herman went through, much like Larry McMurtry years later. It was actually my favorite of the two books when I was a kid, probably because the movie came out and I had read Herman's book already (2nd grade or thereabouts).

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Not fiction, but...really interesting (might go along with the fiction I posted earlier):

https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/0618574913/kidbooks-20&tag=civilwartalkc-20

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