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Sergeant Cornelius V. Moor

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“Sergeant Cornelius V. Moore of Company B, 100th New York Volunteers, a sergeant of 39th Illinois Regiment, a corporal of 106th New York Volunteers, and a private of the 11th Vermont Regiment in camp scene poses in front of painted backdrop showing military camp.”

When war broke out in 1861, kids across the North and the South said goodbye to their fathers, brothers, uncles, and cousins — or joined the military themselves. As many as 20% of Civil War soldiers were younger than 18. 

Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/lilj/ Source: AmericanExperience: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/grant-kids/

From The Civil War Parlor
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