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Abraham's Battle: A Novel of Gettysburg

3.03  ·  Rating Details ·  31 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Abraham, an ex-slave, tries his best to prepare himself and the little girl in his charge for the Confederate soldiers who have begun filing into Gettysburg. When he comes face-to-face with a young Southern soldier, he's suspicious -- Lamar is, after all, the enemy. Once they begin discussing the war and the general state of events, though, the two find some common ground. ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published February 1st 2001 by Aladdin Paperbacks (first published April 1st 1999)
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Miss Amanda
gr 5-7 88 pgs


Gettysburg, PA, 1863. In Gettysburg, the war has seemed far away to Abraham until a Confederate soldier, Lamar, comes walking up the road. At first Abraham wonders if he, a free man since escaping from slavery, and a white Southern could possibly have in common. In talking to Lamar, Abraham discovers that they each have strong convictions about the war. Lamar, whose family is poor and doesn't own any slaves, feels he must fight to prevent the federal government from taking away stat
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Adila
I think that this book is a good book. This book is about a Man called Abraham who is a former slave. One day while he is out he sees a man and walks towards him. They realise that they both miss there homeland. After they say decide to have lunch together, they share their different varieties of food.

They say their goodbyes and leave. At this point they know a couple of things about each other, but they don't know that they will meet again soon.
Then while Abraham decided to help out with the
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Susan
Aug 25, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it
Shelves: primary, fiction
Abraham escapted to the north on the Underground Railroad. He was a paid freeman who worked on a farm/orchard in Gettysburg. The war found Abraham and he made a decision to help the north. This decision led him to the dedication of Gettysburg as a national cemetery. Books flows smoothly and is easily understood and gives the story of an escaped slave who befriends a southern rebel. Students loved having this book read to them.
Shelley
May 15, 2009 Shelley rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is the second time I'm reading this book. First time was with my older son 6-7 years ago, this time with my younger son. We visited Gettysburg a few months ago. I can't tell you how odd that feels to read about a book that you have actually seen and been too. Not a bad book overall, but not the greatest either.
Matthew
Jul 06, 2011 Matthew rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story. Some authors have opted to cut stories short for the purpose of finishing a book, and I admit that I was concerned this one might do the same. However, a wonderful story emerges around the two central characters while using the Battle of Gettysburg as a backdrop.

Extra plus, author is a Savannah native!
Katherine
Nov 10, 2011 Katherine rated it liked it
The story of one African-American freedman who worked for the Union ambulance corp during the battle of Gettysburg.
Rob
May 15, 2016 Rob rated it liked it
Short book that covers gettysburg with feet on the ground There are better more full accounts but this book was still very good.
Caren


Good little story about an ex slave who helps a Confederate soldier in Gettysburg, right before the big battle.
Shelley
May 21, 2009 Shelley rated it it was ok
Reread this book, 1st time with older son, this time with younger son. This time we are living only an hour away from Gettysburg and been there and seen it. Not a bad book.
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its a relly good book son far
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Quick read. When you don't have a lot of time. Very good ending.
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Nov 15, 2014 Raegan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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So so. Did not like reading the accent.
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