Charlie Coulson the Drummer Boy

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Civil War Drummer Boy Two or three times in my life God in His mercy touched my heart, and twice before my conversion I was under deep conviction. During the American war I was surgeon in the United States army, and after the battle of Gettysburg there were many hundreds of wounded soldiers in the hospital, […]

Civil War Drummer Boy

Two or three times in my life God in His mercy touched my heart, and twice before my conversion I was under deep conviction.

During the American war I was surgeon in the United States army, and after the battle of Gettysburg there were many hundreds of wounded soldiers in the hospital, twenty-eight of whom had been wounded so severely that they required my services at once; some whose legs had to be amputated, some their arms, and others both their arm and leg. One of the latter was a boy who had been but three months in the service, and being too young for a soldier had enlisted as a drummer. When my assistant surgeon and one of my stewards wished to administer chloroform previous to the amputation, he turned his head aside and positively refused to receive it. When the steward told him that it was the doctor’s orders he said, “Send the doctor to me.” . . .

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The Spanish version of this booklet has been updated with several pictures now being printed in full color. When the current supply of the printed English version is exhausted and it is reprinted, several pictures in it will also be full color.

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