Company E, 150th Ohio at Battle of Fort Stevens

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Company E, 150th Ohio at Battle of Fort Stevens - THE 150th OHIO AT FORT STEVENS Remembering...
THE 150th OHIO AT FORT STEVENS Remembering Their Country in the Days of Their Youth EoiTon National Tribune Thinking the loudest call of duty was at tbe front I ran away from home when I was only 14 ycats old and became a One Hundred Dav Man In the regiment were many jouths some of them near my age Indeed my company was composed mostly of very joung men in fact boys It was tot my fault that I dil not see more of tho war I begged permission to enlist when I was only 13 years old and again when my term of service in the 150th Ohio had expiied I was denied the privilege of re enlisting William Leach of Co K a mere boy was killed by a sharpshooter in front of Fort Stevens When Earlys troops were driving in our pickets young Leach turned to fire a parting shot At that moment he was killed No veteran could have done more than that boy no veteran was braver He gave his j oung life for his country no veteran could have done moro than that Our First Leutenant John Parsons said to Capt Moloneux I can take Co E and walk through with them The joung devils know no fear All honor to the long term men They were long snffering and their deeds were heroic The One Hundred Day Men are entitled to some liurels as well Many of them had fathers and brothers with the veteran regiments My father was a member of the 10th Ohio Cav

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  1. The National Tribune,
  2. 15 Oct 1903, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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