Are you interested in the US Civil War? [closed]

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The US Civil War: War Between the States project is dedicated to those individuals who participated in this conflict in whatever capacity, whether a soldier, spy, or even those who supplied either side during the conflict. It is not necessary that you have an ancestor who fits this description. If you have an interest in this part of American history, you are more than welcome to participate. 

Just post a reply below and I will gladly add you to the project. Go to the project page (link below) and see what else you can do to become a member of our project!

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in Requests for Project Volunteers by Paula J G2G6 Pilot (250k points)
closed by Pip Sheppard
Please add me to the Civil War Project.  My GGG Grandfather was wounded in the Battle of Chickamauga.

My Mother has always said that we had men in the Civil War on both sides. I am trying to track them.   One my Grandmother mentioned in a letter is Horace Searcy.  But I can't find him on any Civil War records.  He was in the Union Army - captured and put into Andersonville Prison.   He did get out but died shortly after from the effects of the prison.   I don't know which family member served on the Confederate side.  I hope to find him too.

Sally Cervi Davis
There is a good book on the Andersonville Prison that was published a number of years ago. I can't remember the author but it would be worth checking out for information on your Searcy ancestor.

Mary Ellen Alvis
Interestingly, I have just learned of a deceased cousin relation who married a Searcy, but in Virginia. I haven't been able to find an obit or grave site yet to add her profile. She was a Creasy from Virginia. Possible lead on your relative? I can try exploring that line for you once I get some traction
I would like to join. I have 7 ancestors who fought on the Confederate side in the war. One was killed in action and two were injured.
I would like to be added to the project I have several officers of the War on the paternal and maternal side of my family. I have recently found officers in my husband's lineage.
I would love to join the group. During my genealogical research I found that I have two grandfathers that fought against each other in the same Civil War battle. I am digging into this now and have become fascinated with the conflict.
I'm another one that would love to join the group. My 3rd Great Grandfather fought at Gettysburg with the 5th Maine Battery. I have also found a lot of uncles and cousins that fought on both sides and many that died during battles.
Thanks and I'd also like to participate.
I would like to be added to this project, I have family members that were involved with the civil war. The season's have passed many times over, but you are not forgotten!

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Best answer

Welcome to all our new members!! Please request to be added to the Google Group as well as the Google Group for Military and War since this is a sub of that project. 

I am updating project pages. One problem we had with the Civil War Page is that it was too long (which results in a warning when you save). I have moved the Member Participation section to a separate space page. Please be sure to add your name and what you are working on or are interested in on this new space page:


by Paula J G2G6 Pilot (250k points)
Please add me to the groups. I can help out as time permits.
Discovered many kin folk who served on both sides during the American Civil War. Please add me, so can contribute.
Please add me,Thanks!
Please add me and I'll help when I can.
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Yes sign me up.  I had 4 soldiers, 2 from each side, one an Andersonville Survivor.  I have put a lot of time into Civil War Research.
by John Hogg G2G Crew (960 points)
Done! Welcome!
I, too, have an Andersonville survivor. No Confederates have fallen from the tree yet.
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Anything I can do to help just let me know, This was a turning point for our Nation and like many I had ancestors who fought on both sides.


by Cheryl Caudill G2G6 Mach 1 (13.7k points)
Thanks, Cheryl! You are always a tremendous help! I awarded you the badge!
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I am interested.  I just finished doing a freespace profile on 6 Hemrick brothers who all fought in the war.  []
by Lynn Hemrick G2G6 Mach 1 (16.7k points)
Great! I added the badge to your page!
I searched my data base and could not find any Hemrick in either Navy.
The six Hemrick brothers were infantry in the Civil War.  No Navy.
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Yes, please sign me up. My Gr Gr grandfather survived Gettysburg. Captain of Vt's 16th regiment Co B. Arms-72
by Robert Arms G2G6 (7.4k points)
You're already signed up and have the badge. See the project page for more details! Thanks!!
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Yes, please sign me up. I have no direct ancestors who fought on either said but one may have been a local provost marshal for the Confederacy and another was a contract assistant surgeon with the Army of Northern Virginia.  Also I wrote a portion of a history of Fairfax County, Virginia, (published in 1978) that included the Civil War.

by Patricia Hickin G2G6 Mach 8 (87.5k points)
Sorry you have waited 9 hours!! I had a hectic day at work and didn't notice your post at first. I apologize!! Welcome!!
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I would like to participate.  I have ancestors who fought for both sides in the civil war.  I have finished the biography for my 3rd great grandfather William Riley White (White-31596) who fought for the union in the NY 109th infantry.
by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Pilot (191k points)
I think I have added a badge for everyone who has asked so far in this post. If you get this message but don't have a badge, please post here and I will fix that!
+11 votes

I have not added a resource page, but I have been adding short descriptions and resource links to some of the units and also connected them to engagement categories. I have only add one free space profile: , and was able to add a few related profiles, but have a lot more to do. I do not think I will ever be able to identify any of the deserters.

by James Applegate G2G6 Mach 5 (54.0k points)
That is extremely helpful!  I have added a little to some of the units but there are so many!!
+12 votes

I'm already part of the project. Also, I'm the Coordinator for Massachusetts in the US History Project. Since I'm already working on some FSP's for Massachusetts, I'll add one for a resource page for the Civil War. I'll let you know when it's ready.

by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (213k points)
We have a space page for resources for each state by county. Don't know if that one is finished. You can connect to your history project if you would like and of course please add your page to the Civil War project! Thanks!!
There isn't a page listed for Massachusetts, so I'll go ahead and create one. I'll use the same format as the other states.

[[Space:Massachusetts Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States]] is there, the link from it to [[Category: United States of America, United States Civil War]] had a typo so it did not show up on the page with all the other state resource pages...

i fixed the typo so you should see it now,
Keith, Found the page last night. Thanks for the fix. I found another "bad" category for the link to units. The title had changed and is now fixed. I'm getting ready to add some information.
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I would say sign me up, but I already am and working on the Arkansas side of it (on the back burner for a minute or two).  Any other Arkies out there who want to help?
by Lynette Jester G2G6 Mach 6 (68.0k points)
Cousin, you are always there helping me out!! Thanks for all of your hard work on Arkansas!!
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Please sign me up. I'm a member of UDC (application based on my 4th great-uncle, Robert Edward Lee) and have tons of Civil War soldiers in my tree.  I've also been working on the May/June Military Challenge and have sourced several profiles of Civil War soldiers and added the War Between the States template to them for that as part of the challenge. Thank you!
by anonymous G2G6 Mach 3 (32.6k points)
+12 votes
Very Interested, I am the great great granddaughter of Conerly-6 Luke Ward Conerly who wrote about his experiences during the War, The Quitman Guards
by Michelle Ladner G2G6 Mach 1 (14.4k points)
+13 votes
I'm always finding direct and indirect ancestors that fought in the Confederate Army and adding the biography template. Both branches of my family have been in the South since before the Revolution, so add me to the list, please!
by Debi Matlack G2G6 Mach 8 (80.2k points)
+12 votes
Sign me up! I'd like to help. I have at least five ancestors who fought in the war.

- Zachary Smith
by Zachary Jon Smith G2G6 Mach 2 (21.3k points)
+12 votes
Seems like a number of Dutch-Americans were in the 127th NY Volunteers and the 1st Long Island.  Distance relative in the 17th was KIA at Port Hudson, LA.  I would like to assist.
by James Bogart G2G3 (3.4k points)
+12 votes
I have several civil war veterans - the one I've done the most with being Paul Popwell (Popwell-30), in Clinch's 4th Ga Cavalry, the Wayne Rangers under Wiggans.

I don't know if anyone's done any searching there, but there's a cemetery in Waynesville, Georgia devoted specifically to Confederate soldiers - all of which appear to be members of Clinch's Cavalry.
by Marlena Wallace G2G6 (7.1k points)
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If anyone has expressed interest but did not receive a badge, please let me know! Thanks!!
by Paula J G2G6 Pilot (250k points)
+10 votes
Today in history, July 3rd 1863, the Vermont 16th regiment attached to the 1st Corp was instrumental in stopping Picket's charge,

by Robert Arms G2G6 (7.4k points)
Thanks! That's a nice profile!! I posted it to the Civil War and Military and War Google Groups. Thanks for sharing that with us today!
+11 votes
Please sign me up for this. I believe I have several Confederate soldiers in my family, and am looking for Northern ones as well.
by Leigh Geschwill G2G3 (3.5k points)
Done! Welcome!
+11 votes
I had several ancestors who fought for the Union.  I am interested in the US Civil War Project.
by Laura Bozzay G2G6 Pilot (688k points)
Welcome to all of you! Make sure you check out the project page, add the tag and sign up for the Google Group. Instructions for all of that are on the project page!

Paula when you click on the link to this line:

* Check out our US Military Categories maintenance categories for our project needs, then jump in and start helping!      The page says Pending.

When I click on the link for an example profile it just takes me to the WikiTree Family Tree Page but not to a specific profile. 

Please let me know if I am doing something wrong!
I did update with many Civil War sources profile for my Great Grandfather Gottfried Gebhardt
When I click on it I get the page right away. Do you have a Google account? Are you signed in? I don't think that makes a difference. Let me see if I can get your email and add you.
I can't do it from my phone. I asked someone else to. If they don't get you added I can do it tomorrow morning.
I have an account for other wikitree groups so yes I should have one.

my direct email is rlboz at sign att dot net  (think you can figure that out)

Not sure if I was doing something wrong or the link is just not linking....
I am not a manager of that group but have requested that the person who is add you.  We should allow a few days for the holiday but she is usually quick.
Thanks!  I appreciate it!
I apologize that I thought you meant the google group.  I see that you meant maintenance categories. I was not aware of that page. I'll check it out but I don't recall setting up maintenance categories for Civil War. Our lists of things to do are on the project page. Thanks!
Okay I see where you clicked that. Those boxes are being added (not by the project) and I had no idea there was one on our project page. I've seen them other places. They contain many mistakes. I'll fix it. To date, we don't have maintenance categories. Also, Military and War does not use the example profiles listed in these boxes. We use the ones from Military Showcase Profiels.

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