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Two Union drummer boys ~ Cowan Auctions.

Two Union drummer boys ~ Cowan Auctions.

The first Civil War casualty to be buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn was a 12-year-old drummer for a New York regiment. Clarence McKenzie, a local boy fatally wounded in an accidental shooting in Maryland, was buried June 14, 1861, two months after the Union garrison at Fort Sumter surrendered to Confederate forces.

The first Civil War casualty buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn was Clarence McKenzie, drummer for the New York. He was fatally wounded in an accidental shooting in Maryland, and buried June 1861

ca. 1861-65, [tintype portrait of  Edwin Chamberlain, non-commissioned Union Officer, holding his guitar]   Accompanying the tintype is a piece of paper stating his familial reliations and his death during the Civil War.   via Heritage Auctions

[tintype portrait of Edwin Chamberlain, non-commissioned Union Officer, holding his guitar] Accompanying the tin type is a piece of paper stating his familial relations and his death during the Civil War. via Heritage Auctions

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Tintype portrait of Alfred H. Lathrop Lathrop was a drummer boy in Company D, Wisconsin Infantry. via: Civil War Collection, Wisconsin Historical Society see more: Wisconsin Faces, Wisconsin Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

In 1861, 18-year-old Angelo Crapsey enlisted in the Union Army. His commanding officer called him the “ideal of a youthful patriot.”   In letters sent over the course of two years, Angelo's attitude toward the Civil War darkened after he experienced combat and witnessed the deaths of countless soldiers.  By 1863, Angelo was hospitalized, feverish and delirious; eventually he was sent home to Roulette, Pennsylvania. Becoming paranoid and violent, he killed himself in 1864 at age 21.

In Angelo Crapsey enlisted in the Union Army. His commanding officer called him the “ideal of a youthful patriot.

Sheet music for patriotic song "We're Marching Down to Dixie's Land," by E.W. Locke, published 1861. Mailed to Albion, as part of a letter home by John French, Union soldier. Item # 34133 on Maine Memory Network

Sheet music for patriotic song "We're Marching Down to Dixie's Land," by E. Locke, published Mailed to Albion, as part of a letter home by John French, Union soldier. Item # 34133 on Maine Memory Network

Handmade banjo used during the Civil War by Capt. James Pinckney Thomas. The drum is made of bobcat skin. Capt. Thomas served in Company "E", 18 th Texas Cavalry led by John D. Coit under Gen. Granberry, Clebourne Division. It is said of him, "He did more good with that banjo than many a preacher, when he kept the boys in camp nights, with his playing and singing."  Dallas Historical Society.

Handmade banjo used during the Civil War by Capt. James Pinckney Thomas. The drum is made of bobcat skin. Capt. Thomas served in Company "E", 18 th Texas Cavalry led by John D. Coit under Gen. Granberry, Clebourne Division. It is said of him, "He did more good with that banjo than many a preacher, when he kept the boys in camp nights, with his playing and singing." Dallas Historical Society.

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