Based on real life "boy solider" Johnny Clem, a young boy joins the Union Army against the wishes of his father and fellow soldiers.

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Sergeant Gabe Trotter
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Lieutenant Jeremiah Sullivan
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Captain MacPherson
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Mr. Clem
Rickie Sorensen ...
Rusty
Ben Morgan ...
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Eddie Hodges ...
Billy Jones
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General Wheeler
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Confederate Colonel (as Don Harvey)
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Stark
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Josh
Billy Williams ...
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Based on real life "boy solider" Johnny Clem, a young boy joins the Union Army against the wishes of his father and fellow soldiers.

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The Thrilling Story of an Extraordinary Hero!


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20 January 1963 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Very good Civil War story
1 September 2000 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

A thoroughly enjoyable story set during the American Civil War. Kevin Corcoran plays the title role of a Union drummer boy who runs away from home to join his hometown unit, even though he is too young to join legally.

He survives several battles, is promoted to Sergeant, gets captured by the Confederates and escapes back to his unit. He sees the horrors of war (at least as much as Disney will allow in a 1963 family movie)and learns that the enemy forces are made up of people who are just like the guys from his own unit.

A very nice, and surprisingly accurate movie.


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