The idea behind this area is to be a collection page with underlying pages regarding various topics relating to the American Civil War of 1861 – 1865. It is hoped that stories related to that conflict with connections to F/F/F people can be collated. Unit histories of either Union or Confederate military organizations of which F/F/F’s were members. Family anecdotes about experiences that a relative may have gone through, or been told about the conflict. Photos, miscellaneous items with a link both to that momentous period in U.S. history as well as to F/F/F people living during that time can all be featured.
A sub-page for each State in which people served, with the individuals arranged alphabetically (with individuals’ names being highlighted).
Any and all suggestions and contributions are welcomed.
Any F/F/Fs that were called out in the Newsletter have now been noted within the various individual state pages with links to the particular Newsletter pages in which they were mentioned. Whenever possible I have also linked the official history of that individual’s Unit was well.
Note: This symbol (the symbol for “transformation” I understand … which also looks a bit like the WWII USAF symbol) will be used to indicated anyone who died as a consequence of the war.
Note: I have put this symbol next to the name of any Serviceman who was also a Prisoner of War … and included what details there may be regarding his captivity.
Interesting statistics ….
On this page http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=califia1&id=I1660 the genealogist Bill Boggess gave the following information regarding the Civil War:
“There were 50 [fifty] Floras who volunteered in the of 1.05 million CSA [Confederate States Army] members and 117 [one hundred and seventeen] Floras of the 2.21 million USA [United States Army] members.”
Update (as of 22 April 2013): My statistics regarding all 27 variations of the F/F/F names and how they turn up in the National Park Service Civil War Personnel Database and the Confederate Vets Database is as follows:
287 individuals were enlisted in Union Units
80 individuals were enlisted or attached in some way to Confederate Units
A state by state breakdown:
Union: Arkansas 1 California 1 Dakota 1 District of Columbia 1 Illinois 28 Indiana 39 Iowa 4 Kansas 4 Kentucky 13 Louisiana 7 Maryland 11 Massachusetts 4 Michigan 4 Minnesota 3 Mississippi 1 Missouri 15 Nevada 1 New Hampshire 1 New Jersey 3 New Mexico 1 New York 14 North Carolina 1 Ohio 37 Pennsylvania 48 Tennessee 2 Texas 1 Regulars 24 Vermont 7 Washington 1 West Virginia 1 Wisconsin 6 Navy 1
Confederate: Alabama 6 Arkansas 2 Florida 1 Georgia 4 Kentucky 1 Louisiana 9 Mississippi 6 Missouri 1 North Carolina 9 South Carolina 3 Tennessee 8 Texas 4 Virginia 23 Regulars 3 Navy 1
Hope that this might perhaps remind us all about the tragic events of 150 years ago … and the painful conflict and division that accompanied it.
Anyone with information to add to any of the F/F/Fs noted, please contact me and I will add it to the individual’s paragraphs in the appropriate state. (Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org for passing along such things as photos, additional information, etc.)