0rion Howe was just thirteen years old when he stole away from his Chicago home and traveled alone to Mississippi to join his father and younger brother's Union regiment. He received a Medal of Honor for his heroism on the battlefield at Vicksburg.
Young Miles Moore was a drummer boy for the famous 54th Massachusetts Infantry, one of the early black regiments formed during the Civil War. He helped the wounded when his regiment bravely led the attack on Battery Wagner.
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