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In the words of William Bircher

William Bircher lived in Minnesota when fighting began in the civil war. Like most 15 year-old boys William was excited by this war business. William wanted to become a solider and help the union army defeat the confederacy. At first he was rejected by the union army because he was too young. Fortunately “company K” …

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Julian Scott, Fifer and Artist

a self-portrait sketch of Julian Scott a sketch by Julian of his home Julian Scott was 15 years old when he enlisted as drummer and fifer with the 3rd Vermont Infantry. He liked to sketch pictures and frequently sketched scenes and people in camp as well as scenes from the battlefield. During the 7 Days …

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