William Black (soldier)

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William Black

Edward (William) Black (1853–1872) was a drummer boy for the Union during the American Civil War. At twelve years old, his left hand and arm were shattered by an exploding shell. He is considered to be the youngest wounded soldier of the war.[1]


  1. ^ "Civil War Soldiers Letters and Diaries Archive". www.soldierstudies.org. Retrieved 2016-06-20.