Killed by Clardy after telling Jeff a secret about him. It explores themes of faith, pride, and perseverance through difficult times as it follows its young protagonist through the critical time period and brings him face to face with pivotal figures from the war including the titular Brigadier General Stand Watie.
Before his first battle, Jeff can't wait to fight the enemy; after four years of fighting, his attitude is quite different. Apparently, he had just arrived. Hunger and thirst begin to take their toll on the group. Jeff decided that he should clean his gun. Yet the depictions are balanced: I kind of felt like I was reading s book for History class though.
Descriptions aren't gratuitous, but the book is about war and Jeff sees its horrifying effects firsthand. Jeff then meets Dave Gardener and he is persuaded to join the volunteers also. He is shocked by the changes in his family, as one sister has married and moved away, and another is now a woman.
In many ways this makes them even more relatable—not because they think exactly like 21st century people like us do, but precisely because they don't. He was the last Confederate general in the field to surrender.
Gardener got homesick and he didn't like the war. Sully - A "blood hound" that is supposed to be hunting Jeff when he befriends him. Bytheir father David Uwatie had become a wealthy planter, who held African-American slaves as laborers.
Its a very accessible story for children and adults alike.
As Jeff moves from recruit to veteran, he becomes more honest and realistic about his country and the war. Jefferson Davis Bussey, in the wake of a pro-slavery bushwhackers' attack on his family's farm, decides to head to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and join up. Jefferson Bussy is a 16 year old boy that cant wait till he gets enlisted in the Civil War.
They arrived and met their new captain, a man named Asa Clardy. Are you sure you want to delete this answer. He loses friends along the way, including young Jimmy Leer who is killed in an accident and wills his drum to Jeff. As Jeff moves from recruit to veteran, he becomes more honest and realistic about his country and the war.
It is true justice that both Jeff and Clardy both meet the fates each of them deserves. Characters[ edit ] Jefferson Jeff Davis Bussey — the protagonist. Jeff defends the union against colonial Watie, who is the leader of the Cherokee Indian Rebels. Read more of his reviews here.
His mounted raiders were feared fighters, and the plot of this novel revolves loosely around a fictional conspiracy of Watie to obtain repeating rifles from a corrupt Union officer.
Union reports said that Watie's Indian cavalry "killed all the Negroes they could find", including wounded men. Dixie trotted along contentedly at his side. Carries a Spencer 7 shot rifle. Jimmy was a boy from the Missouri Volunteers. David left because he was sick of the war and got into trouble for deserting.
Mass market paperback, pages List Price: Jeff befriends her and keeps her, later leaving her with Lucy Washbourne. Harold Keith lived his entire life in Oklahoma, a state that he greatly loved and which served as the setting for many of his books.
Perhaps his best known story, the historical novel "Rifles for Watie", was first released in /5(). Harold Hieth's Rifles for Watie: A Review Rifles for Watie Essay test 1 Jeff enlists in the union army.
“If by a miracle, a general war could be avoided, soldiers were still needed to halt guerrilla warfare in Kansas, brought by the Missourian proslavery faction across the border, Jeff’s dearest wish was to become a soldier.” (Jeff) 2.
Rifles for Watie Essay test 1 Jeff enlists in the union army. “If by a miracle, a general war could be avoided, soldiers were still needed to halt guerrilla warfare in Kansas, brought by the Missourian proslavery faction across the border, Jeff’s dearest wish was to become a soldier.” (Jeff) 2 Jeff chooses this side because he heard Abraham Lincoln give a.
Harold Keith grew up near the Cherokee country he describes in Rifles for Watie. A native Oklahoman, he was edu-cated at Northwestern State Teachers College at Alva and at the University of Oklahoma. While traveling in eastern Oklahoma doing research on his master's thesis in history, Mr.
Keith found a great deal of fresh material about the.
Rifles for Watie is a book about the Civil War that is written for school age readers. Despite the intended audience, this book is every bit as interesting for an adult reader.
The author, Harold Keith interviewed, many Civil War veterans living in Oklahoma and found that he had enough information to write a historical novel/5(). Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at winforlifestats.com - Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith - AbeBooks winforlifestats.com Passion for books.Harold hieth s rifles for watie a