[APG Public List] Civil War question

Kathy Gunter Sullivan sully1 at carolina.rr.com
Sun Jan 24 12:58:35 MST 2010

I have an instance for a man but not quite as old as your example. This 
man was age 51. His Union Army service was family lore. I was skeptical, 
but, his widow, Lucinda, received a government pension for his service. 
I also obtained his service record (enlisted for a 60-day tour of duty 
in July 1862 and died of a bullet wound in September 1862).


Kathy Gunter Sullivan
Charlotte, North Carolina

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>     [mailto:apgpubliclist-bounces at apgen.org] *On Behalf Of *JUDY A RIFFEL
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>     *Subject:* [APG Public List] Civil War question
>     How common would it have been for a man in his mid to late 60s to
>     have served in a Union Cavalry unit during the Civil War? 
>     [Snipped.] Plus, there is a pension file that lists a widow with
>     the same first name as the wife.  I don't have the actual pension
>     record, so I don't know if her maiden name matches.  But the names
>     are unusual enough that it would be too much of a coincidence.
>     Many thanks.
>     Judy Riffel
>     Baton Rouge
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