Tall Erick and the Civil War: Erick Barsness—Immigrant, Flag Bearer, Farmer

Erick Barsness emigrated from Norway to Wisconsin in May 1861, unaware that the Civil War was one month old. Tall Erick and the Civil War is the story of this new immigrant’s war experiences as Union flag bearer and beyond. How does he survive?

For ages 5-9 • Nonfiction biography with factual back matter about immigration and the Civil War