ON THIS DATE in 1864, fifteen-year-old Private Nathaniel Gwynne of the 13th Ohio Cavalry charged a Confederate force at Petersburg, Virginia, and retrieved his unit’s flag — despite a bullet wound that would require amputation of his left arm. 118 more words
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Above: Confederates capture a Union battery during the Battle of Glendale
ON THIS DATE in 1862, seventeen-year-old drummer Benjamin Levy of the 1st New York Infantry snatched a rifle from an ill Union soldier and joined the fight at the Civil War Battle of Glendale in Virginia. 93 more words