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The Drummer Boy of Shiloh

Summary: In the Drummer Boy of Shiloh, the author never states whether Joby and the general are with the Union or Confederate army because it's insignificant. The central theme of the story is 14-year-old Joby's youth and transition to manhood.

I believe the author of the story called; The Drummer Boy of Shiloh did not express whether Joby and the general were with the Union or Confederate Army, because it really is an insignificant part of this war story. The author left out this information for one main reason. This main reason is, because whether or not Joby was the drummer boy for the Confederate or the Union Army, he still would be only fourteen years old. A fourteen-year-old boy would have the same feelings no matter what cause he would be fighting for. A boy of this age would be frightened, homesick, inexperienced, and completely unprepared for the horrors of war. In my opinion being a drummer boy would be scarier than being a soldier, because a drummer boy has no weapons to protect himself, but a soldier is armed with a gun. I would miss my...

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