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    This drummer boy was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

    Great Civil War Carte de Visite of 9th New York, Hawkin's Zouaves, Drummer Johan Christian Julius Langbein. Posed in 9th New York Zouave uniform with tasseled fez, holding drum at his side and sticks in his hand. Near perfect condition with Fredericks/ New York backmark. Langbein was thirteen when he enlisted in the regiment on May 4, 1861, mustering out in mid 1863. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor January 7, 1865 for his actions at Camden, North Carolina, April 19, 1862. The citation reads, "A drummer boy, 15 years of age, he voluntarily, under heavy fire, went to the aid of a wounded officer, provided medical assistance for him, and aided in carrying him to safety. Langbein was affectionately known as Jennie by his comrades, because of his youthful appearance and went on, after the war to become a New York state judge. He was one of only two members of Hawkin's Zouaves to win a CMOH during the Civil War. A great Civil War image accompanied by a wealth of documentation.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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