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|Sure, we have all seen in the movies how Stonewall Jackson and others up and rounded up his posse, opening fire on deserters basically. I'm wondering if in actuality punishment was that severe. If so, was it on both sides? What was the typical penalty if you snuck off into a cornfield say and fled through the woods towards home in the thick of the fight? I'm not saying it would be honorable, but my grandmothers friend had a grandfather or great grandfather that did that and was never caught (Union).