Saturday, April 30, 2011

Children during the civil war-Hermela-Deborahs class

How the civil war effected the children
Young boys were put into the war and made into soldiers. William Black was the youngest wounded soilder, he was 12 years old. His left hand and arm were shattered by an exploding shell. Five percent of soldiers were under the age of 18 and some as young as 10 years old. In 1861 president Lincoln announced thats boys under 18 years old could fight in the war only with their parents permission. Then the very next year lincoln prihibited any enlistment of anyone under 18. Many young soldiers signed up as drummers.

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