I think tales like that are what make the Civil War so unique, and so touching.
... and what attracts even foreigners like me and many more here who want to know more about it. Why it came that brother fought brother - but also how it came that the hostilities could be overcome afterwards and the United States grew to this great nation it is today. I think people like Grant, Longstreet and Chamberlain had a big part in that. Lee would have too, I think, but he died to early. What to me is remarkable in all these men is the absence of the feeling of revenge. They were able to let the past be the past and look forward without hatred. I'm not sure if I had been able to react this way ... but that is why I admire them so much.
Very good thread and very good posts!