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Civil War - Confederate Soldier

American Civil war soldiers carried about 40 pounds while on the march. Canteen for water, haversack for food and knapsack for sleeping/personal items. Cap box, cartridge box, bayonet and musket or rifle were all for fighting.

This young Virginian, William Nelson Boswell entered the Confederate service at eleven years of age as a drummer in the 56th Virginia. His soldierly bearing on drill so attracted the attention of President Davis that with his own hands presented the little drummer with a sword. His father was Thomas T. Boswell, of the 56th Virginia. Boswell, out of his own pocket in 1861 uniformed Company A, 56th Virginia Regiment, of Pickett's Division,

Entered Confederate service at eleven years of age as a drummer in the Virginia. His soldierly bearing on drill attracted attention of President Davis that with his own hands presented the little drummer with a sword.