The Other War of 1812 Vet

There may be others, but this is the tombstone of Wiley Wilson, the second known War of 1812 Veteran buried at historic Savannah Memorial Park. Note he was born in 1800. Even at the end of the war, he would only have been 14 years old.

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child soldiers

We tend to think of countries that have child-soldiers as barbaric, but we were doing the same thing back then.