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Curtiss Museum puts Civil War on Display
By DERRICK EK THE LEADER
March 16, 2008

PHOTO BY JASON COX/THE LEADER Rick Leisenring, curator of Hammondsport Glenn Curtiss Museum, polishes a musket on display at the museum's Civil War exhibit.
Hammondsport - Joseph Cummin was only 12 years old when he enlisted in the 44th New York Volunteer Infantry, in Elmira, at the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861.

A big kid, he was able to pass for a 16 year old, and he became a drummer, taking part in 17 battles.

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