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John Lincoln Clem: Civil War Drummer Boy E.F. Abbott

John Lincoln Clem: Civil War Drummer Boy

E.F. Abbott

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ISBN : 9781250080301
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Do you have what it takes to run off and join the army, leaving your family behind? Thats what John Lincoln Clem, a nine-year-old boy living in Ohio, does as the American Civil War rages on.In 1860, Johnny sneaks onto a train filled with men fromMoreDo you have what it takes to run off and join the army, leaving your family behind? Thats what John Lincoln Clem, a nine-year-old boy living in Ohio, does as the American Civil War rages on.In 1860, Johnny sneaks onto a train filled with men from the 3rd Ohio Union Regiment, determined to fight for his country. Taken in by the older soldiers, Johnny becomes a drummer boy - not to mention the youngest person to serve in the war. Living a soldiers life, Johnny experiences the brutalities of battle and the hunger and illness in between. Eventually he is captured by the Confederates, imprisoned, and then sent home a hero.