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    Civil War Ancestors

    Have you ever found your [American] Civil War ancestor? If so, do you have a picture?

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    yep here you go link will be better


    https://www.google.com/search?q=mccl...WTCsQQ_AUICCgD

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    Private Francis Asbury Taylor, Inglis Light Artillery, 2nd South Carolina Artillery. Served in the only light artillery battery of the 2nd SC Artillery. Was from Darlington, South Carolina and was named after one of the first Methodist preachers in North America, Francis Asbury. Fought all over SC Coastline and at Averasboro and Bentonville.
    "If we were wrong in our contest, then the Declaration of Independence of 1776 was a grave mistake and the revolution to which it led was a crime. If Washington was a patriot; Lee cannot have been a rebel."

    "I want you to try to teach to your children and to your children's children that ours was not a lost cause. I want you to tell them that we were fighting for the right ..."

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    One of many civil war ancestors:
    Jesse S Crosby, 5thSgt. 20th Georgia Infantry Regiment.

    Fought in almost every major battle in the Army of Northern Virginia and fought in the western theater with Longstreet. Was wounded at Gettysburg and lost his leg at The Wilderness.

    These are just some of the battles he fought in:

    Seven Days Battles
    Malvern Hill
    2nd Manassas
    Sharpsburg
    Gettysburg
    Chickamauga
    Battle of the Wilderness
    Jesse S. Crosby, 20th Georgia Infantry, July 15, 1861 - May 6, 1864

    Samuel T. McKenzie, 20th Georgia Infantry, July 15, 1861 - September 2, 1862

    Joseph C. McKenzie, 20th Georgia Infantry, July 15, 1861 - October 1, 1863

    Henry C. McKenzie, 3rd Georgia Infantry, June 1, 1861 - January 28, 1863

    Charles R. Beddingfield, 38th Alabama Infantry

    Samuel L. Cowart, Cobb's Legion

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    I am related to a private that was in the 30th Ohio Infantry. Believe it or not he is actually dead now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [WoR] Kiff View Post
    I am related to a private that was in the 30th Ohio Infantry. Believe it or not he is actually dead now.
    That's a shame, if only more of our civil war ancestors were alive today.
    Jesse S. Crosby, 20th Georgia Infantry, July 15, 1861 - May 6, 1864

    Samuel T. McKenzie, 20th Georgia Infantry, July 15, 1861 - September 2, 1862

    Joseph C. McKenzie, 20th Georgia Infantry, July 15, 1861 - October 1, 1863

    Henry C. McKenzie, 3rd Georgia Infantry, June 1, 1861 - January 28, 1863

    Charles R. Beddingfield, 38th Alabama Infantry

    Samuel L. Cowart, Cobb's Legion

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    Quote Originally Posted by chamberlain View Post
    yep here you go link will be better


    https://www.google.com/search?q=mccl...WTCsQQ_AUICCgD
    Are you actually related to George McClellan? That's awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Locke1740 View Post
    Private Francis Asbury Taylor, Inglis Light Artillery, 2nd South Carolina Artillery. Served in the only light artillery battery of the 2nd SC Artillery. Was from Darlington, South Carolina and was named after one of the first Methodist preachers in North America, Francis Asbury. Fought all over SC Coastline and at Averasboro and Bentonville.
    Any chance you know his role? Was he a gunner or a loader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legion View Post
    One of many civil war ancestors:
    Jesse S Crosby, 5thSgt. 20th Georgia Infantry Regiment.

    Fought in almost every major battle in the Army of Northern Virginia and fought in the western theater with Longstreet. Was wounded at Gettysburg and lost his leg at The Wilderness.

    These are just some of the battles he fought in:

    Seven Days Battles
    Malvern Hill
    2nd Manassas
    Sharpsburg
    Gettysburg
    Chickamauga
    Battle of the Wilderness
    How do you mean "many" was your family one of those families that all went to fight for Southern Independence? Brothers and Fathers alike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arawn1030 View Post
    Any chance you know his role? Was he a gunner or a loader?
    Sadly I do not know what he was, I'm still trying to find a way to get detailed service records if anyone knows. I REALLY want to find out cause he's my only direct ancestor.
    "If we were wrong in our contest, then the Declaration of Independence of 1776 was a grave mistake and the revolution to which it led was a crime. If Washington was a patriot; Lee cannot have been a rebel."

    "I want you to try to teach to your children and to your children's children that ours was not a lost cause. I want you to tell them that we were fighting for the right ..."

    Wade Hampton III



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