- Jun 12, 2017
Any find a Grave pages for these men?
There was still a lot of hard feelings among many veterans of both sides. But, those who felt that way generally didn't attend. Something over 10,200 invitations were sent out to known veterans. About 1,800 actually attended. Most were simply too old and feeble to travel (all their travel and living expenses -- for the veteran and one companion -- were paid by Congress, so that wasn't an issue). But there were some, particularly southerners, who refused to participate alongside "The Enemy."I saw something on Facebook that suggested that at these reunions, the smiles or hand shakes between the blue and gray veterans were all staged and that there was a lot of ill feeling. I can imagine a handful of people like that, but that isn't the impression I've gotten from hospital diaries if the two different armies were bunked together. The Union nurses seemed more surprised than anything what good friends the men would become.
So does someone know if this is true about the reunions?
He claimed he was born in Edinburgh, January 5, 1834.Can some find birth and death dates for this man?