about the adventures of John Morgan, a drummer
boy from the Civil War. Then, in the Web
Links Activity Log, write a fictional letter
from John to Joby, the main character in "The
Drummer Boy of Shiloh." Have John share some
of his experiences. What advice might John offer
Joby about being a drummer boy?
Battle of Shiloh
the drummer boy in Bradbury’s story, was preparing
himself for what would become known as the infamous
battle of Shiloh, fought near Shiloh, Tennessee.
Read the account of the battle provided on this
site, then write a poem about the conflict. Share
your poem by reading it aloud to your class.