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  •  We discovered that one of our ancestors... (9+ / 0-)

    fought on both sides.  Several times.  

    He would sign up for a bonus payment, then skip out and go over to the other side for a bonus.  In the end his name (and variations of it) turn up in records on both sides.  He died in the Battle of the Wilderness, but neither side claimed him.

    At least he was not a horse thief.

    Most of the rest of the family that served, did so on one side and with the 50th Eng, and 109th Inf. Most made it home.

    Stupid question hour starts now and ends in five minutes.

    by DrillSgtK on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 05:18:06 PM PDT

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