(Picture Book in Ebook form) Learn about the Civil War through the eyes of a twelve-year-old bugle boy's letter home to his Mother. Throughout the Civil War, letter writing was
the main form of communication between
soldiers and their families. Soldiers from both the
North and the South wrote letters home describing
the hardships they endured.
Children wrote letters too. Many boys under the
age of fifteen, and even some girls masquerading
as boys, enlisted as messengers, scouts, drummers,
fifes, and buglers. The following letter was written
by Aiken, a twelve-year-old boy, who enlisted in
the Union army as a bugler.