How did the War affect Miss Franny Block's great-grandfather in Because of Winn-Dixie?

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Miss Franny Block's great-grandfather, Littmus W. Block, was only a boy when he fought in the Civil War.  He discovered the truth "that war is hell", and came home "a changed man".

Littmus was only fourteen when the first battle of the war occurred, but he was determined to enlist.  His father was already serving in the Confederacy, and Littmus, who was "strong and big", lied about his age and was accepted also.  Miss Franny explains his insatiable desire to fight, saying,

"Men and boys...are always looking for a reason to go to war.  It is the saddest thing.  They have this abiding notion that war is...

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