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Sol Smith Russell [1848-1902] was a nineteenth-century American comedic actor who began performing as a boy during the Civil War. At the age of thirteen, soon after the outbreak of the war, he ran away from home to serve in the Union Army as a drummer boy. He tried to enlist as a musician but was unable to obtain the written consent of his parents. He soon became popular with the officers and soldiers by providing entertainment to break the dull routine of their daily camp life. Very good .
Keywords: THEATRE; THEATER; AMERICAN ACTOR; CUT SIGNATURE OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN COMEDIC ACTOR SOL SMITH RUSSELL; AUTOGRAPH; CIVIL WAR; BOY ENTERTAINER.