Ancestors in the 42nd, and 120th Indiana....21st KY (Union side)....71st Ohio. Reb side: 33rd and 52nd NC.
BHR62, Interesting thing about the 33rd N.C. James W. Atkinson of the 33rd wounded at Gaines Mill, Sharpsburg, Chancellorsville, Reams Station and Jones farm. He also participated in the defence of Fort Gregg at Petersburg. The battered confederates were forced out of the defensive work after driving back six enemy assaults. Exhausted of ammunition, they began to throw rocks and bricks. When they withdrew, color bearer Atkinson was one of the last to withdraw, and brought away the colors safely. As the 33rd was in the light division, they were in almost every major battle in the army of northern Virginia. As you may know they were in Branchs and Lanes Brigade with the 7th, 18th ,28th, and 37th N.C. Seeing they seemed to be almost every where. I was just wondering did your Union ancestors and confederate ever face each other in battle.
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