Re: 150 years ago
Things seem so far away but actually, when I was born the Civil War had ended only 88 years earlier and my great grandfather, a Civil War Union veteran, had died only ten years before my birth. He was a guard at Camp Chase, a filthy pesthole in Columbus that would have been as notorious as Andersonville had the south won the war (funny how the winning side glosses over their own POW horror stories) . He started a family late because he had been a soldier so didn't meet his wife until after the war was over. My grandfather was born the first year of the National League, 1876. My father was born in 1929, a late life "surprise", so my path back to the civil war personally is very short. It was fascinating reading this thread.