Red Cap

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Summary

Red Cap is about a boy named, Ransom Powell, that wants to go into war because his brother had to go war. Ransom picked a drummer job so he could survive the war. Red also had to go through training that was very difficult for him. After training Ransom was sent to fight in the war even though he had a drummer position. Ransom met a boy named Danny and he taught him all the drum calls. Later in the story he saw his friend Danny die and then him along with his other friends got captured and put in prison. Then they were moved to another city named Andersonville and put in a stockade. A man named Louis asked Ransom to drum for the 26 Alabama. There he was employed and was secretly drawing maps for people to escape out of the stockade. He got caught though and was put back in the stockade. One night, his friend Johnny gave him the name “Red Cap”because he was in the prison with him and Ransom was good friends with Johnny but after that night Johnny died. Ransom took him to a place to bury him.Ransom was then put on a train and had to find work. He even had to make up that he was a sailor just to get a job. But, he ended up telling the truth and was sent to the North. There he told his story.

Theme

The theme of my book is about a boy named, Ransom Powell, who joins the army. Ransom is brave, tough, and smart. He is brave because he was to young to join the army so he had to lie to get in. He is tough because he did not quit after all the training that was harsh. He is smart because he picked a drummer job instead of a soldier so he would survive the civil war.

How Ransom changed over time

Ransom changed over time because before the war he got to go to school and be a normal kid.After time he became braver and stronger.He was braver because he had to fight and he became stronger because he did not want to die .Then his brother was called to go to war and Ransom then wanted to go to war too. He had the choice of being a drummer or a soldier. He wanted to be a drummer but they said there was no spots left. So he asked again then there was someone who did let him. He changed in the war because he saw his friends die in the war.


Setting

The main part of the book is when he goes into the war and he plays the 26 Alabama and he goes to places like virginia, addersonville and goes to prison but he finds a way to get out. If you were there it would be very bloody and sad. I recommend this book because it has action and you are living through the character.

The main part of the book is when he goes into the war and he plays the 26 Alabama and he goes to places like virginia, addersonville and goes to prison but he finds a way to get out. If you were there it would be very bloody and sad. I recommend this book because it has action and you are living through the character.