"Virginia Dickens is a fictional character created by the author and her diary is a work of fiction"--Copyright page.
In 1863, as the Civil War approaches her quiet town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, nine-year-old Virginia records in a journal the horrible things she witnesses before, during, and after the Battle of Gettysburg.
1. Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863 -- Juvenile fiction. 2. Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863 -- Fiction. 3. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns -- Fiction. 4. Diaries -- Fiction.