American Civil War Adventure
A Civil War Healer’s Story
Written by Phyllis Hall Haislip
Twelve-year-old Lili has an unwanted gift, the power to heal. She doesn’t understand her gift and it keeps getting her into trouble. Her father is missing and presumed dead at the Civil War Battle of the Wilderness in 1864.
Lili’s mother cannot support the family on the meager wages of a seamstress and entrusts Lili and her brother to a Philadelphia orphanage. After a daring escape, they follow their father’s trail to Clara Barton’s “flying hospital” on the battlefield at Petersburg, Virginia, and from there into the besieged city. In Petersburg, Lili must come to terms with her healing gift.