American Meteor, by Norman Lock
Just 16 and small for his age, Stephen Moran becomes a bugler in the Union Army. His one attempt to fire a musket results in a blinded eye, setting him on a course of events leading to a meeting with General Grant and an assignment to Lincoln’s funeral procession. This masterful work of fiction follows Stephen on a journey through the most notable moments in Westward Expansion including the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, the decimation of the American buffalo, and the Battle of Little Bighorn. Limited copies available at the reference desk.