Red Moon at Sharpsburg by Rosemary Wells
The Civil War looms large for Southerner India and her family. They are sure the South will beat those Yankees in no time flat. The reality quickly hits as India's father, and every other male over 17, goes to war. India's dad needs his asthma medication and she goes to the aftermath of the battle of Appomattox to find him. What she sees is the horror. This is a fantastic anti-war book with many themes. India is an intelligent young woman who is more interested in chemistry than the "womanly arts". She realizes that even Yankees are loved and have families as she helps a dying soldier. A great read. A definite YAY.