Among Friends: A Quaker Boy at the Battle of Plattsburgh
by Stephen B. Woodruff
Publisher: North Country Books
Package Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
Thirteen-year-old Elijah Hoag is slow to develop skills he needs for life on his family's farm at the Peru Union, a Quaker settlement in northern New York. He questions his faith before meeting the school boys of Aikin's Volunteer Rifle Company, who have joined the fight against a British invasion of northern New York in September of 1814. After Elijah's friend is killed, he joins the volunteers in the Battle of Plattsburgh. His experience clarifies his future: he learns he can embrace being Quaker and still follow his dreams.