Babes in Arms: Children of the Civil War | Pennsylvania Civil War 150
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Babes in Arms: Children of the Civil War

Charles "Charley" King

A veteran of the Peninsula Campaign, Charley King served with distinction and died in battle at Antietam. He was only twelve years old.

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Hetty Zeilinger

It was a dark and stormy night, and Union soldiers were headed straight toward Confederate artillery. Read how 12-year-old Hetty Zeilinger became the Cavalry’s secret weapon.

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The Ziegler Family

Long after students and faculty had fled the Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg, Emanuel Ziegler and his family found themselves living amidst of hundreds of gravely wounded soldiers.

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