Vintage Hardcover Frank on a Gunboat (The Gunboat Series #2) by Harry Castlemon, Unknown Date
How times have changed. This vintage hardcover copy of Frank on a Gunboat (The Gunboat Series #2) by Harry Castlemon is actually a book for young adults and centers around the American Civil War. While it does not contain a printing date my research indicates is was printed after 1902.
Frank on a Gun-Boat is the second volume in the Gun-Boat Series. In between Frank Nelson's adventures in the West, he served in the Union Army during the Civil War. More specifically, he was stationed on the Milwaukee and Ticonderoga, both of which were an actual gun-boats used in the war. Among Frank's many adventures are saving the Milwaukee from being overrun by Confederate guerrillas, and dealing with members of his crew whose families who are split between loyalty to the Union and the Confederacy. An all-around fast-paced, enjoyable read.