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The story of soldiers heart was written by Gary Paulsen takes place during the American civil war In this story the battles were fought in the original places of the war This story is about a solider named Charley Goddard that lied about his age to enter to the Union Army He struggles and suffered severe mind and physical problems during the war Charley Goddard signed up in the first Minnesota Volunteers he was 15 year old teen that lied about his age to enter the army He didnt know what war was but he wanted adventure in his life Charley Goddard thought that being a solider would bring respect and pleasure but it wasnt until he had his first battle in Bull Run In his first experience of war he knew that it was not the way that he expected The truth was that he got confused and afraid because he didnt know what he was doing there In one of the battles a friend of Charley committed suicide because he got wounded in the stomach and on that time the medicine was not advanced to pull out the bullet in the stomach It was one of Charleys toughest experiences In all the battles Charley didnt die because he always thought that it was his last battle and that kept him alive When Charley Goddard entered the Union Minnesota army he was a 15 year old teen and when he finished serving the army he was a 19 year old man I believe that war destroys lives and Charley was lucky to survive the battles but he anyways he died because of his wounds After all the war killed him
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