I have always sympathized with both sides; the soldiers I mean. But the Union generals who used a scorched earth policy on the South, which included murdering innocent women and children, I have no sympathy or time for. Hopefully their maker dealt with them in a just way when they left this world.
GG Grandson of Duncan Black, 15 NC Infantry, 1844-1921
GG Nephew of Daniel Black, 15 NC Infantry, 1846-1863, KIA
G Nephew of Travis Porter, 3rd NC Infantry, Captured
Jul 3, 1863, Gettysburg, Died Point Lookout POW Camp,
impressive are you in the SCV, here we are. camp 1316.
Lets not forget the women and girls raped by those soldiers, bummers and ex slaves as well as robbed , land taken, not allowed to vote etc
Really? Have any such general orders been found?
The 15th North Carolina was assigned to General Cobb’s brigade during the Battles of Crampton’s Gap and Sharpsburg before transferring to another brigade. Four of my ancestors served in the 16th Georgia which was also in that brigade for those battles.