Boy Soldier of the Confederacy: The Memoir of Johnnie Wickersham

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Boy Soldier of the Confederacy: The Memoir of Johnnie Wickersham

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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.

ISBN

9780809327225

Publication Date

8-2-2006

Publisher

Southern Illinois University Press

City

Carbondale

Keywords

Johnnie Wickersham, memoir, Confederacy, Civil War

Disciplines

Military History | United States History

Boy Soldier of the Confederacy: The Memoir of Johnnie Wickersham

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