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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2018 10:18 p.m. PST

"Drummer boys are often depicted in Civil War artwork and literature. They may seem to have been nearly ornamental figures in military bands, but they actually served a critically important purpose on the battlefield.

And the character of the drummer boy, besides being a fixture in Civil War camps, became an enduring figure in American culture. Young drummers were held up as heroes during the war, and they endured in popular imagination for generations…."
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