I am a member of the Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War- 1861-18654 by vertue of my Great-Great grandfather, John Wesley Duart. Today I attended my first meeting and was astounded that although I had researched my family for some 40 years, I never really looked that deeply into John Wesley’s Civil War history, other than to prove his lineage.
My quest now is to change that and find out as much as possible about his 7th Regiment Company C of the Pennsylvania Cavalry.
Bob Watson, friend and re-enactor spoke at this DUVCW meeting about the common soldier of the Civil War. Whoa! What a statement, “common soldier” when they all showed such uncommon valor for gr. gr. grandfather, John, to march from Tennessee to Alabama without proper food and water, let alone any other “creature comforts” we now have grown to expect.
Stay tuned to this quest and I’ll let you know what I find.