Served from an Adjacent State?

Many men who served in the union Army in the United States Civil War did not enlist in the state where they resided. For a variety of reasons a man may have enlisted in a unit from a neighboring state. Usually it was to help the state where he enlisted meet it’s quota.

But don’t dismiss a potential reference to your soldier ancestor simply because he’s from the “wrong” state.

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Posted On: May 22, 2021 at 11:40AM