Re: Civil War Descendants?
We knew about one great great grandfather on my Mom's side who served in the 1st SC Cavalry (aka Hampton's Cavalry Brigade). We knew the most about him because he was awarded a citation for his marksmanship by Robert E. Lee. This citation and the only known photo of him were lost in a fire years ago.
Since I got on Ancestry.com, I found 2 more Confederate great great grandfathers on Mom's side that we did not know about. Both of them were in SC Infantry regiments.
I also found a federal great great great grandfather who was in the 10th NY Cavalry.