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|How distant relations do all of you research your Civil War ancestors? I've just completed one branch of the family and I have 28 Yanks (Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, and Kentucky regiments), from Great Great Uncles to 4th Cousins. THere were 20 Rebs (North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky and Texas regiments) from 1st cousins thru 4th cousins. I'm just curious if you guys have a cut off or go all out in researching family Civil War vets.
Every major battle of the Western Theater had my relatives from both sides. I'm trying to pinpoint all their locations on the battlefields and it looks like they possibly could have been shooting at each other. One family had 3 brothers fighting for the Yanks while 2 other brothers were fighting for the Confederacy. Family reunions must have been exciting after the war!