Honoring your Civil War Veteran Ancestors

+23 votes

I had to post this, because not everyone will visit his profile to see it; it is just too hilarious!!!!!!   My dad said this must be where we get our sense of humor from! Ha!!!

Why the Rebels Wore Ragged Clothes

(Published in the Confederate Veteran," written by Elder J.K. Womack.)

"The legislators of Indiana and Governor Morton, with their wives and daughters, went on a visit of inspection to the prisoners in Camp Morton in 1864. The Confederates were called out for dress parade and were made to look as well as possible. This distinguished body rode in fine carriages. One lady had her carriage stopped about ten feet from the line. Opening the side door of the carriage and pushing her head out, she asked:"Why do you Rebel soldiers dress so poorly?" Crockett Hudson, of Eagleville, Tenn., replied: "Gentlemen of the South have two suits-one that they wear among nice people and one that they wear when killing hogs, and that is the one in which we are dressed to-day." She ordered the carriage to move on."

WikiTree profile: Crockett Hudson
in The Tree House by Summer Orman G2G6 Mach 8 (87.8k points)
Thank you for sharing this as I have been currently researching my ancestors who fought for the Union in the Civil War!

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By the way, I have a disc with the Confederate Veterans Newspaper (I'm to lazy to get up right now to get the correct name) and will be glad to look up your folks!
by Jeanne Aloia G2G6 Mach 1 (17.3k points)
Jeanne that is an amazing resource!  Hang on to that one!!  (and burn me a copy one day!!  :D  )
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Thanks, Summer!! When I look at the families where so many fathers, brothers, sons and son-in-laws were lost, it just always affects me.  I am grateful to WikiTree for giving us a place to honor and remember, lest we forget.
by Paula J G2G6 Pilot (257k points)
Absolutely!! As a military wife, and coming from a strong military family (all males older than my father served, and some younger than my father - who just missed Vietnam by a year), I am so utterly devoted to honoring our service men and women. Without them, our country just wouldn't "be."
Thanks for starting off our weekend focused on remembering our veterans!

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