My great something grandfather also fought at Gettysburg, where he was wounded and lay beside a fallen tree for three days until he was found. He lied about his age, enlisted in an Ohio regiment at age 14, was captured at Vicksburg and escaped and rejoined his unit in time for Gettysburg.
I’ve seen his enlistment and reenlistment papers, he was in for five years 1860 to 1865, was with Sherman.
He lived well into his 90’s, born in 1846 and died in 1940.
A big shoutout to all veterans, including those who fought in the Battle of Northern Agression!
The men of that era were a tough bunch.
That ancestor I was speaking of had also been wounded and captured in late April of 1863, at Fredericksburg. He was held at the Old Capitol Prison but then released and he rejoined his outfit in time for Gettysburg.