The Little Corporal

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The Little Corporal was a monthly children's magazine published in the United States from 1865 to 1877. The magazine was aimed at children between the ages of six and sixteen, and focused on education and entertainment.

The Little Corporal was founded and edited by Alfred O. Tate, an educator and writer from Illinois. The magazine was named after Napoleon Bonaparte, who was known as "The Little Corporal" during his youth.

The magazine was notable for its mixture of fiction, poetry, puzzles, and educational articles. It also featured illustrations by noted artists of the time, such as Thomas Nast and Winslow Homer.

One of the most popular features of The Little Corporal was the "Letter-Box," in which readers could submit questions, poems, and essays for publication. The magazine also encouraged readers to form "Little Corporal Clubs," which were groups of children who met to discuss the magazine and its contents.

The Little Corporal ceased publication in 1877 due to financial difficulties, but its legacy lived on. The magazine was influential in shaping children's literature in the United States, and helped to popularize the concept of children's magazines and publications.

Today, The Little Corporal is remembered as an important part of American literary history, and its impact on children's literature continues to be studied and celebrated.{{Categories}}

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