War Between the States

Ah, yes, I was nearly a year late with my guess, influenced by my relatives having been there. Surely nothing more important might have happened near there earlier. LOL
 
My fathers family took different sides during the war, sometimes even swapping sides. I do know one of my great uncles did that and was caught in Virginia after a battle and was recognized by a couple of North Carolina soldiers. He was pulled out of the prisoner ranks and hung. My mother has the information so I’ll try to write it all down today when I go check on her.
This thread is great and really has peaked my desire to learn where my ancestors actually fought and some died
 
Powerful story trad bow, tell us more sometime.

On my Dad's side, his Mom had a GG Grandad who was a Brig CSA General and Jeff Davis' buddy in the class of 28' from West Point. History says he was more like Bragg than Bedford Forest, not real good.
Gen Drayton commanded the land defenses at Port Royal vs his Bro Percival Drayton, an officer in the US Navy before the war and he stayed blue at seccession. They went head to head at Hilton Head and the defeat damaged the South badly, giving the blue bellies their first real toe hold around these parts.
 

Milkman

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My fathers family took different sides during the war, sometimes even swapping sides. I do know one of my great uncles did that and was caught in Virginia after a battle and was recognized by a couple of North Carolina soldiers. He was pulled out of the prisoner ranks and hung. My mother has the information so I’ll try to write it all down today when I go check on her.
This thread is great and really has peaked my desire to learn where my ancestors actually fought and some died
Very interesting. ItS good that we try to learn about and identify with those who had those hard decisions to make then. It’s hard to imagine leaving home and family like they did.
 
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