Originally Posted by GAC
So, did the survivor come after him when he returned?
We've bee told that Stonewall Jackson is a distant cousin, and he got shot by his own men. And knowing some of the characters at our family reunions I could see where that could occur. LOL
Almost 20 years ago I was really heavy into researching my family on my dad's side. If you have never done research like this, you don't know what you're missing. I have numerous ancestors that fought for the Confederacy. I had a one great great uncle that fought and died for North Carolina. I managed to locate a picture of him in the N.C. Archives in a series of books on CSA soldiers from N.C. I also managed to get copies of the letter his wife received from his commander informing her of his death. And, I have a copy of a letter he wrote to his wife from Fredericksburg, Va. a few days before the Battle of Fredericksburg. It is amazing what is out there if you look hard enough. I could go on and on about my ancestors that fought for the CSA. The really neat thing about learning of this ancestor...my son has the same name and I didn't even know about all of the above when my son was born!
I did learn that my wife is a distant relation to Stonewall Jackson as well. This relation is through her mother's side of the family.
Researching one's family geneology can be a lot of fun but it is a lot of work and can be very time consuming. It is however, very much worth the time you invest.