I started The Civil War for Kids (CivilwarKids.com) to help teach other kids about the Civil War and how we can help
save Civil War Battlefields from being erased by people destroying them with buildings or houses or stores. I also wanted
to help parents teach their kids about the Civil War.
I live in Austin, TX, just turned 11 and am in the 5th grade. I am a Civil War fanatic, but I also like science
and math, but right now social studies is my favorite. I I got a shirt from Civil War Trust that says "I help save
Civil War battlefields" that I wear when I visit Civil War places or have a chance to promote preservation.
summer we are going to tour Virginia battlefields and I am going to visit the people who run Civil War Trust. That will
|Civil War Drummers Were Kids and Heroes.
|Johnny Clem, the most famous drummer in the Civil War.
Learn about Clem
Do you like our Civil War Kids logo? It tells a story.
My dad does public relations and marketing,
so friends of his, Denise Waid and Kirsten Cutshall helped turn my drawing into the logo for the site. I want to thank them
as they did it out of the goodness of their heart.
I have learned that logos can tell stories and
mine does. In the Civil War drummers were most always kids, but they played a very, very important role in the Civil
War. Their drumming communicated important information to soldiers before and during battles. When the guns and cannons
were firing and men were screaming sometimes only drums and bugles could be heard to tell soldiers what they should do next.
LIke the drummers I want to communicate important information, so they are part of my logo. And like them I am a kid.
Some times their drumming could save lives. Us kids can save battlefield. One of the most famous kid drummers was Johnny
Clem. Johnny was a hero. Civil War Kids can be heroes by learning about and saving our history and battlefields.