John William Huelskamp, Friends of the Wigwam
Meticulously Researched and Based on Real Life People
John Huelskamp’s Friends of the Wigwam tells the story of the war and how it affected young people in northern Illinois through the use of unpublished letters and diaries.
The author’s familiarity with the region makes the voices of the characters and descriptions of the places unusually vivid. Six young friends see their innocence stripped from them seemingly overnight in the brutal setting of the Civil War. Meticulously researched and based on real life people and true events, the story includes noted characters like Abraham Lincoln and General U.S. Grant along with other citizens and soldiers who sacrificed greatly to preserve the Union.
As new; paperback.
Huelskamp, John William. Friends of the Wigwam: A Civil War Story. Chicago: 2017. 1st edition, 372p., illustrations.