Pardon the lateness of my reply! I've been out of town and am
My great-grandfather Underwood fought for the Union with the 13th
Kentucky infantry--evidently the rest of his family sided with the
Confederacy and it caused quite a problem. It's reported that his
first battle was Shiloh--quite an introduction to war. It may have
been the 11th at that time--I've read different accounts. But his
discharge papers say 13th.
--- In 20th_Massachusetts_Infantry_Regiment@yahoogroups.com
"konfederatka" <konfederatka@...> wrote:
> There might be an easy explanation, I guess. There were both unionists
> and separatists in the North and in the South. Southern separatists
> fought for the Confederacy, while Southern unionists joined the Union
> forces. Northern unionists fought for the Union, while Northern
> separatists didn't fight at all. This is why there were more
> Southerners in Federal Forces than Yankees in the CS Army. Well, could
> it be the case?
> --- In 20th_Massachusetts_Infantry_Regiment@yahoogroups.com, "john"
> <okiejoetex@> wrote:
> > yes, there were more northern units from border states, which i, in
> > essence, alluded to in a previous post, but it was more than "a few"
> > that side with the south, including kentucky and missouri units. ---