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(1861-1865) Civil War Battles (Eastern Theater)
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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows
PA USA
Posts: 1061
Adams County troops in the Confederate army
Posted on: 9/26/2020 11:21:34 AM

From the Memphis Daly Appeal. Memphis Tennessee. September 26, 1862.

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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan
MI USA
Posts: 5931
Adams County troops in the Confederate army
Posted on: 9/26/2020 1:42:58 PM

Hi Larry,

Interesting that men from Pennsylvania joining the Confederate Army. Makes you wonder if at least a few guys from any of the states joined the other sides forces! Do anyone have a website or article on men from the northern states joining the Rebs, or southern boys joining the Union?

Thanks,
MD
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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows
PA USA
Posts: 1061
Adams County troops in the Confederate army
Posted on: 9/26/2020 2:02:40 PM

Quote:
Hi Larry,

Interesting that men from Pennsylvania joining the Confederate Army. Makes you wonder if at least a few guys from any of the states joined the other sides forces! Do anyone have a website or article on men from the northern states joining the Rebs, or southern boys joining the Union?

Thanks,
MD


I read many of the war time papers from Gettysburg and surrounding areas and this is the first I have seen this subject printed. It would seem a full company enlisting in an enemy army would be front page news. Maybe a planted story to dishearten Northerners?
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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows
PA USA
Posts: 1061
Adams County troops in the Confederate army
Posted on: 9/26/2020 2:03:18 PM

Quote:
Hi Larry,

Interesting that men from Pennsylvania joining the Confederate Army. Makes you wonder if at least a few guys from any of the states joined the other sides forces! Do anyone have a website or article on men from the northern states joining the Rebs, or southern boys joining the Union?

Thanks,
MD


I read many of the war time papers from Gettysburg and surrounding areas and this is the first I have seen this subject printed. It would seem a full company enlisting in an enemy army would be front page news. Maybe a planted story to dishearten Northerners?
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Gregory C. White
Canton
GA USA
Posts: 301
Adams County troops in the Confederate army
Posted on: 9/26/2020 4:41:43 PM

I find 115 a bit high. Impossible? I don't rule anything out when it comes to this American conflict.

If they went to Frederick to enlist, I'm assuming they joined Maryland Confederate commands.

I wonder if the Adams County Historical Society has identified its eligible male residents and whether
or not they served, and for which side?

I have run across many northerners and immigrants fighting in Georgia commands, but they had moved
there before the war and had become acclimated to their adopted homes.

Many Georgians in the mountainous counties fled to East Tennessee, a Union stronghold, and joined up
with Union commands. Many had deserted the Confederate army.

Best Regards,

Greg

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