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|Well, I had always thought that my family (Father's side, Mom's family hadn't come to the States yet) were all rebels, all "good southern men". Then recently while talking to my great-aunt, she revealed that one branch of the family had maintained a stop on the Underground Railway in Kentucky.
Far from upsetting my usual fragile grasp of reality, I readily embraced the concept, and thought how incredibly cool that was. I had always been full of pride for the ancestors that I had been aware of (mainly Tennessee cavalrymen, for the most part), and the thought of more of my ancestors wagging part of the secret War in the shadows actually gave me more pride.