September 18, 2008

Guess What!!!!!

No, I did not forget to mention this in my last post.


*runs around screaming her head off with an excitement only a true Civil War Buff would understand* YAAAAAAHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EULAAAAAALLLLLLLIAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

OK, think I got it out of my system. But any how HE WAS HE WAS HE WAS HE WAS!!!!!!!! And he DIED too!!!! Isn't that GREAT???????? He wasn't shot in battle - typhoid fever actually - but one can't be too picky about how their ancestors die.

*completely stunned and disbelieving looks from blog readers*

What? So I am excited that my great-tho-the4th-power grandfather died in uniform, is that so odd? *grins* Don't worry, I am terribly sorry for his family. Er, my family! But not so much, because obviously he left children behind. (Which sounds awful, but if he hadn't, where might I be?)

How did I just find out today? (When I told my mom, she shook her head and said something to the effect of "You knew if you looked hard enough you would find connections. Now you can die happy.") Well for a project, I needed just thre great-granparents, and asked my great-aunt -who did extensive geneology for her side of the family - for the names on my grandma's side of the family. God works in mysterious and splediferous ways, because instead of giving me just the names I needed, the dear sent me a copy of everything! Thus fufilling a dear wish and dream of having an ancestor in the Civil War.

I won't tell you his name (internet security and all that. The stalkers are just waiting for his name so they can find me and track me down. *grins* And yes, I AM making fun of it! *giggles and horrified readers who can't believe she joke about such a serious matter*)
I won't tell you his name, but he was in the 29th Wisconsin Infantry, Company D, and he died of typoid fever Feb 1st, 1863. Alas! He made it not to Vicksburg. BUT HE WAS IN THE CIVIL WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*lets out one more whoop of joy before leaving*


  1. Hah! Now let THOSE PEOPLE (You know who you are) blast me for being pro-Southern and a Southern sympathizer.

    Now I HAVE PROOF! That I am neutral!

  2. We do YIPHEEWEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    wow cool that's amazing!!!

  3. That is so cool. I wonder if I had one in the civil war....I don't have anyone alive except for my grandparents from my father's side.

  4. PS: I tagged you on my blog.

  5. I have had time to rephrase my thoughts, and come up with something much better then my previous statement.

    What this does, is gives me freedom. The freedom I've been needing to love and admire the South as much as I like and want, without any guilt of neglecting the North. Because now, how can I? I am the great great great great granddaughter of a Union Private and a life-time inhabitant of the Land of Lincoln. The north is satisfied, I can give the rest of my devotion to the beloved South.

  6. your neighborhood genealogistSeptember 20, 2008 at 5:57 PM

    so, the genalogy bug finally bit you!!!!

    have you looked on Ellis Island yet?

  7. lol, Ooooh yeah. I am seriously wounded.

    Have not looked up Ellis island yet, but today I should have time!


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