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 Posted: Wed Aug 16th, 2006 12:30 pm
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Meet William and Charles Issemoyer of the 153rd Pa., veterans of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Charles (on the right) was my great-grandfather, and William was his brother, my great-uncle. When I requested Charles' records from the Archives, I got a letter saying they needed over $60 for copying. Turns out it was hundreds of pages of Charles fighting the government for a disability allowance, which he never received. He claimed he was shot at Chancellorsville. The gov't concluded the wound was from a tree branch! William was captured and became a POW at that battle. These two are the reason CWi exists. Great question Burnside!

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