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Boy Soldiers and Their Families

Edmund L. Drago

in Confederate Phoenix: Rebel Children and Their Families in South Carolina

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229376
eISBN:
9780823234912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229376.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the Boy Soldiers and their families during the Civil War. “Boy soldier” is a generic term applying to youth who entered the army under the age of seventeen. The chapter ... More


Children as a Factor in War Strategy

Edmund L. Drago

in Confederate Phoenix: Rebel Children and Their Families in South Carolina

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229376
eISBN:
9780823234912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229376.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on children as a factor in war strategy. Confederate leaders made children central to why they seceded and went to war. For Confederate Carolinians, the war entailed the ... More


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