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Supposedly the youngest soldier to enlist in the Civil War; others, such as Johnny Clem (born 1851), the "Union Drummer Boy of Chickamauga," were indeed younger, although Clem did not carry a weapon until later, was not officially mustered in and his wages were paid out of donations by the officers. Morefield's credentials therefore appear sound. ALS, 1p, 8" X 10", Elkhorn, WI, 1892 March 10. Addressed to W.E. Ambler. Near fine. Slight mailing folds. To a journalist or scholar researching Morefield's claim to fame, Morefield transmits a photograph "Coppied from a tin tipe that I had taken soon after I Enlisted" (not present). He agrees to "write up my Army Experience, I dont know jest what you want, do you want to know whare the Regiments went and What we went through I will say this much to you if it hendent of been for the Exposure of Camp life and picket duty and Rheumatism and diseases resulting from Rheumatism that I contracted while In the Army my Experience would been a good one." An intriguing, very scarce item. Bookseller Inventory # 24798

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Shipping is additional and will be quoted at the time an order is placed. Illinois residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned pursuant to ABEBooks' policy. We would appreciate a courtesy cal...

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