EVERY true soldier would rather spend months bored than excited for a few seconds being shot at by people who want to kill you.
3rd Missouri Infantry of Cockrell's Missouri Brigade? One of my favorites!I most likely would have been a Missouri Confederate given that my two closest relatives who were able to fight in the war were in the 3rd Missouri Confederate Infantry.
In that regard, those of Cockrell's Missouri Brigade were "orphaned" from their state as well, fighting east of the Mississippi from late 1862 until the end of the war.Kentuckians were actual orphans, as were Texans, Arkansans and Louisianians who were East of the Mississippi River after it was closed to service.
Brian Denison: 1094731 said:U.S. Navy on a blockading warship, safer then the army. Add to that there's no marching.
Until your out on a yard arm 100 feet above the deck trying to furl a sail before the storm hits.Very Boring life from what I read.