I have been so fascinated by my family members that fought and died in the Civil War that I am branching out to siblings and cousins. As I research the list just gets bigger and bigger. I started out with a grandfather's great-grandfather, who lived near my grandfather until my grandfather was 16. I had no idea while my grandfather was alive, that his great-grandfather served. I don't recall him ever talking about it. Missed connection! Since then I found out that my grandfather's parents each had a grandfather that fought on opposite sides in the war. To date, I've found 14 direct/indirect family members who fought in the Civil War. It has brought the war in sharp detail for me.