Civil War Boys

The Real Boys of the Civil War

In a war where over 250,000 participants were underage children and youth, this book collects their images and stories, shedding light on the significant roles boys and youth played in the American Civil War, roles that are often overlooked today. Their bravery and sacrifices, frequently overshadowed by broader war narratives, are illuminated in these pages, offering a poignant reminder of their contributions and experiences during one of the most turbulent times in American history. Through their eyes, we gain a deeper understanding of the hardships they endured, the camaraderie they forged, and the indomitable spirit they displayed. These young soldiers, who faced the horrors of battle and the struggles of survival, left an indelible mark on history. This book honors their memory, ensuring their contributions are remembered and their stories are told for generations to come