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CDV View of an uniformed drummer, with a  Givens, Seward, Neb. photographer's imprint. Givens was active 1882 -1893. Uncertain as the the exact nature, by the date of this photo, the nearby forts of Fort Atkinson or Fort Kearney were long gone

CDV View of an uniformed drummer, with a Givens, Seward, Neb. photographer's imprint. Givens was active 1882 -1893. Uncertain as the the exact nature, by the date of this photo, the nearby forts of Fort Atkinson or Fort Kearney were long gone

Civil War era

CDV Civil War 2 Drummer Boys in Uniform Antique Wisconsin

Civil War - "The most famous of the dozens of young drummer boys was Johnny Clem of Newark, Ohio. He went to war at the age of ten. In Clem's first battle, a shell fragment ripped his drum apart. He became known as "Johnny Shiloh." Gallantry in action two years later brought him promotion to sergeant. Clem made the army a career, and he retired in 1916 with the rank of major general."

"The most famous of the dozens of young drummer boys was Johnny Clem of Newark…

The youngest person to serve in the Civil War was Union drummer boy Willey Bagley, age 4. He was too young for the battlefield, but performed publicly in his Zouave uniform to keep up Northern morale.   with thanks to Josh Sneed

The youngest person to serve in the Civil War was Union drummer boy Willey Bagley, age He was too young for the battlefield, but performed publicly in his Zouave uniform to keep up Northern morale. with thanks to Josh Sneed

Union Drummer Boy 1 6th Plate Ambrotype | eBay

UNION DRUMMER BOY 1/6th PLATE AMBROTYPE

Wonderful plate Ambrotype of Union Drummer Boy. Strapped with his drum, he wears a frock coat with musical front and eagle belt plate. The framed by a patriotic mat featuring Union Shields and Old Glory.

Federal Drummer Boy Gilbert A. Marbury, 22nd New York State Militia. Photo taken at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Federal Drummer Boy Gilbert A. Marbury, New York State Militia. Photo taken at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

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