"This young officer's crisis of conscience makes a worthy theme to explore, but young students will gain more insight into the soldiers' war from such conventional nonfiction as Richard Ammon's Valley Forge (2004). (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
In this fictionalized episode from the Battle of Long Island, 22-year-old Lieutenant Benjamin Tallmadge wrestles belatedly with the reality of killing and the possibility of being killed on the battlefield.
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