Children of War
War. It may seem like an adult concept, but for American children in the 1860s, as is the case for many children around the world today, war was their daily reality, affecting their lives, their families, and their futures.
At age 12, Johnny Clem was the youngest soldier in the Union Army. He started life a drummer but quickly traded his drum for a gun when the fighting started.More
A young soldier, a member of the 18th Maine Volunteers, who gets more than he bargains for.More
A young girl whose house is turned into a hospital during the Battle of Chancellorsville.More
Thomas Burpee, father of two, was killed in battle, leaving his family behind to deal with it.More