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Gifts, Souvenirs, Swords, Muskets, Revolvers, Guns, (Black powder guns, black powder flintlock and black powder percussion muskets and revolvers) and a great selection of Books on the Battle of Gettysburg, Books on the Civil War, Biographies on Famous Americans, and major historical events. Also Historical Maps, collectible toy-soldiers, figurines and a wide selection of framed art. As well as educational toys and books for children a nd home-schooling.  

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Battlefield Souvenirs for Children's Books, Games, Tee-shirts, Toy soldiers, Play Guns, etc.

A BOON TO TEACHERS & HOME-SCHOOLERS

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Visit "Battlefield" where you will find:-

                        A full range of Fandex games. Also the popular Prof Noggin games.

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  • Reproduction maps, historical documents, posters, etc.

  • GHOST BOOKS

  • Tee shirts, sweat shirts, civil war kids uniforms, caps, kepis, etc.

  • Model toy soldiers, cannons, limbers, rifles, revolvers, cavalry sets, pop-guns, swords, etc.

 

  • Historic Flags at reasonable prices  

  • The best selection of souvenirs of the Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg and Historic Gettysburg, to be found anywhere!

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During the Civil War, boys under the age of 16 served in both the Union and Confederate (southern) armies. Most of them played the drum, fife or bugle. Their music woke soldiers in the morning, called them to breakfast and summoned them to other activities. These boys did other chores such as cutting hair, carrying water and helping the wounded.

John Lincoln Clem was the youngest soldier ever to serve. When he was nine, he tried to join a regiment in his home state of Ohio. They turned him down. However, he ran away from home and attached himself to the 22nd Michigan Infantry. The soldiers gave him a drum and chipped in to pay him a soldier's wages. In April 1862 a shell smashed his drum at the Battle of Shiloh, and he became known as "Johnny Shiloh."

Civil War Musket # 01864B

Kentucky Rifle # 01864C

Civil War Pistol # 01865B Civil War Under Pistol # 01873

Without a drum, he was given a musket cut down to his size. During the battle, he was separated from his regiment. While caught on the Confederate side, he wounded a Confederate colonel. Later, the Confederates captured him and held him prisoner for two months. Eventually, they set him free.

John Lincoln Clem made the army his career. He retired as a major general at age 65 in 1916. He was the last man active in the armed forces who had fought in the Civil War. He died in Texas in 1937 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., with full military honors.

 

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