History

Boy Soldiers of the Civil War

This image on the left appears in an on-line search of Civil War drummer boys with text telling about young boys who served in the war. It does not identify the boy and suggests that he is unknown. However, he is known. This photographic image from which the first image was taken, appears in Too …

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The Howe Brothers and a Medal of Honor

Lyston Howe, age 10 Orion Howe, age 13 The stories of Lyston and Orion Howe can be found in G. Clifton Wisler’s book, When Johnny Went Marching. Their father, William Howe, was a veteran musician from the Mexican War. He had taught both boys to play the drum, and they were good. Lyston was still …

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