I have so many civil war ancestors (53 at last count) that I have a separate tab on this blog to keep track of them! I have completed an online class on researching civil war ancestors, own many books on the subject and have years of research behind me. But I learned so much from Amy on Saturday!
I learned more about the draft and why my ancestor might appear on the draft record but never in a regiment. I learned more about the GAR then I ever knew including the fact that they were integrated at a time when segregation was the norm! I learned to pay more attention to those county histories instead of just skimming the index for my ancestors name.
Mostly I had a wonderful time with my genealogy friends talking about our ancestors who fought in the war and learning about research strategies from one of the best!
Thank you Amy for an enjoyable Saturday!