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 Posted: Fri Dec 1st, 2006 09:55 pm
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Scott, welcome to this place.  You don't have to be an expert on the Civil War, but you can talk with those in here who are, and the many of us who aren't.  I got interested in August 2005.

I can't believe you're putting a framed picture of a relative up for auction!  Gosh, many people would love to have a picture of one of their Civil War relatives.

Elijah died in 1928, so he was probably in his early 80s.  Say he was born in 1844, age 20 in 1864, so age 84 in 1928.  His service with Grant and Sherman would have been in 1862-63, and maybe with Sherman all the way to the end.

You're right, Buckner was a Confederate general.  He surrendered Fort Donelson to Grant on 10 Feb 1862.  Maybe Elijah was there too, but Sherman wasn't.  Grant and Sherman took Shiloh on 6-7 April 1862, so Elijah was probably there as well.  Then there was Chattanooga...  There sure were a lot of battles in Tennessee.  Only VA had more battles, for obvious reasons.


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