Too Young to Die: Boy Soldiers of the Union Army, 1861-1865

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Blue Acorn Press, 2001 - 295 pages
"Drawing on extensive primary reasearch, [the book] brings to life hundreds of the Union Army's most youthful soldiers in enlightening and vivid fashion. Through childs' eyes they saw the Civil War as an all-consuming adventure--an experience not to be missed even at the expense of their lives. From the first rumors of war to enlistment, training, camp life, fatiguing marches and meeting the enemy in battle, [the author] blends a wide range of narratives and anecdotes written by or about union boy soldiers with 213 photographs and illustrations. Many of these images are published here for the first time, and hauntingly illustrate a generation of youngsters that, perhaps, was unique in American history"--Jacket flap.

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