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Object Name CLIPPING, NEWSPAPER
Catalog Number NC-19080211
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date 1907
Scope & Content "Boy Soldiers," from "The Picayune," New Orleans, Louisiana, September 15, 1907

Physical Appearance: [September 15, 1907] - "Boy Soldiers. Captain Dinkins Asks Each State to Count Her Young Heroes. Lads Who Went From Schoolroom and Playground to the Grim Work of War." - written by James Dinkins. Newspaper clipping lists Madison County, Mississippi boys under the age of 18, who served in Confederate units during the war. Date and name of paper are written at the top of the clipping. The clipping is glued to a blank section of the donation letter. [**The left edge of clipping / donation letter is glued to the right edge of a copy letter dated October 5, 1863 from Private James L. Irwin to Lieutenant Colonel D. M. Moody, 21st Mississippi Infantry. The Irwin letter is located in the Brigadier General Benjamin G. Humphreys folder in CML Box 2. Dinkins' article & letter have no relation to General Humphreys.]
Creator Dinkins, James
Archival History Dinkins' newspaper clipping was formerly located in the MC 3 H-514 files. The clipping is glued to the donation letter. The left edge of the donation letter is glued to the right edge of a copy of a letter dated October 3, 1863, from Pvt. John L. Irwin to Lt. Col. Moody. [Cross reference to CSA Series - Mississippi Units.]
Subjects CML MISCELLANEOUS --MISSISSIPPI UNITS