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President Lincoln, Willie Kettles, and the telegraph machine

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Millbrook Press,
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In March 1865, the Civil War between the North and South and had been going on for four years. The armies of the North were fighting their way to Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate states. Many people thought that if the northern troops captured Richmond, the war would be over. Fifteen-year-old Willie Kettles worked as a telegraph operator in the War Department building in Washington. President Abraham Lincoln stopped by the telegraph office daily to get the latest reports from the battlefields. Would good news from Richmond ever arrive? Will Willie be ready to take the message? In the back of this book, you'll find a script and instructions for putting on a reader's theater performance of this adventure. Download additional copies of the script plus sound effects, background images, and more ideas that will help make your reader's theater performance a success through Lerner eSource.

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Full title president lincoln willie kettles and the telegraph machine
Author figley marty rhodes
Grouping Category book
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series History Speaks Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater
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subject_facet Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865, Telegraph. -- History, United States -- History. -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Communications
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topic_facet Communications, History, Lincoln, Abraham, Telegraph