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William Black, the youngest wounded soldier reported Lest the instance of ‘Little Giffen’ seem an uncommon one, there is presented here the winning face of little William Black. He was the youngest boy, it is true, to be reported ‘wounded.’ Yet General Charles King's researches on Boys of the war days in Volume VIII brings out the fact that ‘over 800,000 lads of seventeen or less were found in the ranks of the Union army, that over 200,000 were no more than sixteen, that there were even 100,000 on the Union rolls who were no more than fifteen.’


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