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|Well, I did ask on these forums concerning a battle one of my great-great-grandfathers was in. I have no idea exactly how many of my ancestors fought in the war, but I know it was at least two, and both on my mother's side (no clue if any on my father's side fought in the war, most of my ancestors I know about on his side were French-Canadian who seem to have come to this country after the war). The way my mother's told it to me there was some argueements within the family after the war ended because apparently at least one ancestor fought for the North and one for the South. I know for certain a great-great-grandfather fought for the South. Mom used to have his military records until some family member took them on her (which is one of the big reasons I was asking about the battle, it's the only one she really remembers seeing on the records).
Some ancestor, not sure if it was my grandfather or an uncle, carried a Minié ball lodged in his back for the rest of his life that had some of the family questioning if he had mental problems cause he apparently would scratch his back raw by rubbing up against a tree when it started iching too badly.