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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hug A Drummer

I originally came from a small quaint town that went by the name of Whitehall Illinois. It is located in Greene County. I have always found interest in the story of the "Drummer boy of Shiloh" The story of a boy who would choose to do battle after playing is drum.

A young boy by the name of Edward L. Hager grew up in White Hall Illinois would choose to grab a musket during the heat of the battle. He had enlisted on November 13, 1861 in Carrolton, Illinois and join the Company 61st Illinois infantry. As a member of the band, fife and drum corp he could enter the war at the age of 16 years old. On April 16, 1862 Pvt. Edward L. Hager was mortally wounded and returned to White Hall to die May 30, 1862.

I would have chose to hug this young drummer boy or any of the vets past, present and future to thank them for all that they have done for this great country.

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