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Age to join in the 1850s?
Posted by: Carol Ann Hilton (ID *****7306) Date: November 09, 2008 at 07:52:32
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Now that the muster rolls are available on Ancestry, I located my great-great-great-uncle who was a fifer. The muster rolls indicate that he enlisted in 1853, when he would have been about six years old. Was it possible to join as such a young age back then?

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