Boy Soldier of the Confederacy: The Memoir of Johnnie Wickersham
Johnnie Wickersham was fourteen when he ran away from his Missouri home to fight for the Confederacy. Fifty years after the war, he wrote his memoir at the request of family and friends and distributed it privately in 1915. Boy Soldier of the Confederacy: The Memoir of Johnnie Wickersham offers not only a rare look into the Civil War through the eyes of a child but also a coming-of-age story.Edited by Kathleen Gorman, the volume presents a new introduction and annotations that explain how the war was glorified over time, the harsh realities suppressed in the nation's.
Southern Illinois University Press
Johnnie Wickersham, memoir, Confederacy, Civil War
Military History | United States History
Wickersham, J.T. (2006). Boy soldier of the confederacy: The memoir of Johnnie Wickersham. K. Gorman (Ed.). Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.