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    Well I guess that could make sense, I was reading that there where some cases of amnesty being given to deserters if they returned to their units.

    Also I came across a Civil War pension record (Spelling of the names a little different but I'm pretty sure it's my ancestor) I don't think deserters would of got pensions.
    Last edited by Brooklyn; 06-16-2020 at 01:56 AM.
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    My great grand-father:
    Corporal Joab Blackman,
    Company C, 8th Florida Infantry, Col Richard F. Floyd commanding
    Perry's Brigade, A.P. Hill's Corps
    Army of Northern Virginia
    Mustered in: March 10, 1862
    Wounded at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863
    Mustered out: April 9, 1865 (Lee's surrender at Appomattox)
    https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en..._(Confederate)
    https://archive.org/stream/soldierso...e/189/mode/1up
    http://myweb.fsu.edu/rthompson2//cw/...-fl-inf-c.html
    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...tail&FORM=VIRE

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    My great-great-grandfather, his brother, and their brother-in-law served in Co. D of the 8th Florida. It is pretty cool to play War of Rights alongside another descendant of the 8th Florida.

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    Any UK based players who have traced ancestors who took part in the conflict or have family links ?

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    I'm guessing that I do. Just started getting into researching the history of my family. Most of my family is from Pennsylvania so if I did they'd probably be in a PA regiment. Who knows I might even have some Confederate ones as well who decided to move down there at the time. Totally excited about finding info on this but researching takes time.

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