All Their Names Were Courage

All Their Names Were Courage

by Sharon Denslow (RL. 5.2, 135 pages) Year Published: 2003 Historical Fiction 978-0066238104

Written in letters, this book tells the story of two Kentucky young people who write to prominent generals on both sides of the American Civil War conflict inquiring about the horses they rode into battle. As they receive responses from Generals Lee, Sheridan, Mead, McClellan, and Grant, they compile a book of the letters and sketches of each horse. The letters let us look at life during that time and the significance of the pride and honor these beloved horses represented.