The Curse Of The Buttons

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The Curse Of The Buttons
by Anne Ylvisaker (Series)

When Iowa, a free state, is called up by President Abraham Lincoln to represent the Union and fight in the Civil War. Eleven-year-old Ike hopes to sneak away and join the Iowa First disguised as a drummer boy. Ike finds out that he's too young for combat and must stay behind with the women. He soon discovers that there is a war to fight at home, too. Grades 4-6 A Dangerous Promise by Joan Lowery Nixon