Comparing The Drummer Boy Of Shiloh And Drumbeats And Bullets

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The Drummer Boy of Shiloh and Drumbeats and Bullets are two different stories, and both are about drummer boys in the Civil War. Although they are both about drummer boys, they still have some differences. Both stories are at least part nonfiction.
The Drummer Boy of Shiloh is about a specific drummer boy named Joby. Joby is a young drummer boy who is getting ready for the war. Drumbeats and Bullets is about many drummer boys, many unnamed. It is and informational story. The story says "Drumming wasn’t the only thing these boys did, either. While in camp, they would carry water, rub down horses, gather wood, or cook for the soldiers. There is even evidence that one was a barber for the troops when he wasn’t drumming. After a battle, most drummers helped carry …show more content…

The Drummer Boy Of Shiloh is fictional. Joby probably was not a real drummer boy.
You know, because of the specific setting and events that happened in the story, such as the talk with the general. Drumbeats and bullets is nonfiction. Drumbeats and Bullets has less opinion and more facts about drummer boys in the Civil War.
The Drummer Boy of Shiloh only talks about what it was like at the camp. This gives you less information about what it was like. Drumbeats and Bullets mostly only talks about what it was like on the battlefield. This changes a lot what they show. Drumbeats and bullets says "Fighting in the Civil War was particularly bloody. Of the 900 men in the First Maine Heavy
Artillery, 635 became casualties in just seven minutes of fighting at the Battle of Petersburg. A
North Carolina regiment saw 714 of its 800 soldiers killed at Gettysburg. At such a time, these boys put down their drums and took up whatever rifle was handy." (199) This tells a lot about what it was like on the battlefield, but The Drummer Boy of Shiloh says nothing about what it was like on the battlefield.
Both stories are different, but still have some similarities. For example, both

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