Re: Problem with Sherman : Who is responsible for the death of Desdemona?
- --- Just an interesting find, sometimes you stumble across infro when
your not looking for it. I had a G GF who was with Wheeler, Capt James
R Coley with the 10th confedrate cav but had already been captured by
the time they got to Ga.He had a brother and many more family members
that was with Wheeler all the way until their surender. So I found an
old book of letters in the state archives here in Georgia written to
the CS Government in 64-65 from Twiggs and Pulaski country areas of
Georgia where my mothers side of the family is from,so I read through
it. I found a letter from a Twiggs county planter named "Fitzgerald"
complaining about Live stock and Chickens being took at night. He
diddnt see who did it but he felt it was some of Wheelers men, because
he knew some of Wheelers "groups" as he called them were from Pulaski
county and they would know the layout of his land. He even stated that
a Capt G Coley(my GGG uncle) had been a visistor to his home before
the war and knew his familys times and routine. The letter was really
funny ,it sounded like an old stuffy man that was mad that some of his
live stock had been taken and Chickens missing and had nothing better
to do than think of a conspiracy of how they were taken. I have
spent hours on end in the Georgia archives reading countless letters
by people in Georgia during the time of the "March to the Sea" ,
letters from family members to other family members decribing the
events that were taking place. So I have an idea what really went on
during the march.
In firstname.lastname@example.org, "cashg79" <CashG79@...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, Ricky Washburn <rwwiv@> wrote:
> > Cash, Whaere can I find more info on the destruction
> > by Wheelers command, Since my ggggrandfather was
> > discharged as a capt. in compancy C of the 1st AL.
> > Cav. under Wheeler I am QUITE interested, because i
> > know so little of this story...
> See Lee Kennett, _Marching Through Georgia: The Story of Soldiers &
> Civilians During Sherman's Campaign._