Much of our Civil War collection is sourced by HMM Richards. All accounts mention most family members supporting the union or taking a neutral stance by moving to parts of Texas or beyond (even California in some cases). The records also indicates that affiliate families on the confederate side e.g. Polks, etc were probably unknowingly shooting at their Van Leer cousins on the battlefield. Records also include former union and confederate families coming together post war through marriage. Today we cover a bullet through his pretty head.
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