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Joseph Henry Shafer

J. Henry Shafer entered the Civil War at the age of 15 as a drummer boy. This photo shows him with his drumsticks which look like they are made out of small tree branches. He enlisted with the Iowa Volunteers 4th Infantry and served for the entire war.

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Joseph Henry Shafer

Joseph Henry Shafer

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Born: Jul 7, 1846
Died: unknown
Also in this photo: Joseph Henry Shafer at 16 years old