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Drummer Boy of Company C: Coming of Age in the Civil War
Author: Mary Louise Clifford
How a 14 year old boy experienced life in active duty during the Civil War.
In 1861, when he was 14 years old, Almon Beneway left home after the start of the Civil War. Too young and too small to enlist, he changed his name to Albert Walton and followed Indiana infantry regiments for almost a year before he found a company that would enlist him as a drummer boy. This book is based on Al's memoir and other primary sources. Suitable for readers age 14 and older. Drummer Boy of Company C: Coming of Age in the Civil War is a story of remarkable survival.