I wasn't really familiar with the Watie story or the extensive amount of information on it until discussions here. One day, just by accident, I noticed a boy in the class I was subbing in reading his library book. It was Rifles for Watie. I checked with the school librarian and she said there were 2 copies in the library and they were never 'in'. It has as large a turnover rate as Potter or the Wimpy Kid (and I do not know why, but that's a big one). She held a copy for me when one was returned and I read it. After reading it, I came away with hope that there will be some who are finding information on this era and it's not from a biased source. Harold Keith wrote a very good book for elementary school children. Really, anyone but the 3-5th graders are the ones checking it out. The kid from the Union Army gets in with Waties group and he finds out they are nice folks. He makes friends and it has a good story line. Wish all of the books on historical matters for elementary age kids were this well done.