Bradbury's Story 'The Drummer Boy Of Shiloh'

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Based on the historical facts, Bradbury’s story “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh” presents a believable portrait of a Civil War drummer boy. The characters, their role in battle, and the dangers they faced are some of the reasons why I believe the story is historically accurate. The characters are one of the reasons why I believe it is accurate. In the story, the drummer boy “just turned fourteen,” meaning that he is within the age group that most drummer boys are, which is around 12-14 years old. The general also said that “counting both sides, there’s a hundred thousand men.” That statement also corroborates is believability because there were around 110,000 men (including casualties) at the Battle of Shiloh. A second reason why I believe the story
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