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Charley Skedaddle Charley Skeddaddle is a story that takes place during the Civil War 1861-1865 in the North The main character is Charley Stephen Quinn He was a young boy growing up in New York City without parents Charleys older brother Johnny died at the Battle of Gettysburg We learned about Johnny through Charleys memories He lives with his older sister Noreen who recently became engaged to be married Charley was involved in a street gang called the Bowery Boys Charley has had a rough life and has difficulty learning to accept his brothers death He wants to get revenge against the Confederate soldiers and this motivates him to join the Union army He is inspired when he sees a military parade and a friend of his brother or so he believes That would be a perfect solution to his problems at home and a way to punish those responsible for his brothers death He had admired Johnny greatly and felt the only answer was to sneak into the army Charley could not enlist because he was only 12 years old He was determined to be a hero like his brother Since Charley was too young to be a soldier he became a drummer-boy for the army He trained and worked hard to be a good one He may have been physically ready for his first battle but emotionally he was not I dont think he really knew what killing a person involved All of his life he watched the people he cared about be taken away from him First it was his parents then Johnny then Noreen and now it was about to happen again This time it was about Gem the only person who took an interest in him during battle Gem was killed and this caused Charleys anger to peak He shot the Confederate who killed his friend After realizing what he had done he panics and runs He keeps
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