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In honor of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, each week we’re giving
away Family Tree Magazine‘s Life in Civil War America book! Our third winner
is Barb Stevens,m who posted a comment to this blog:
My husband’s ggg grandfather Conrad Tschummi—and his son, same name, served in a CT
unit in the Civil War. The father made it home safely, but his son died of disease.
I did research at our CT State Library and found they had the original handwritten
records of the entire tour of duty listing injuries, deaths, pay, punishments for
not following the rules—I could follow the entire tour by these original records.
They are incredible and a find I never dreamed ever existed.
Due to the fragile condition of the large, rolled sheets of paper and the fact that
they probably won’t be safe to unroll many more times, I paid to have them copied
by the library and now they are safely in a roll in a large mailing tube.
Anyone looking for Civil War documents, ask at the facility if they have any records
kept off site like they do in CT. These were brought to me to read in an enclosed
and guarded area and I actually had tears in my eyes as I read them.
To enter, like Family Tree
Magazine on Facebook and share on our wall a few details about a Civil War
ancestor, or a tidbit from our Life in Civil War America webinar or Life in Civil
War America book. You can also enter by posting a comment on any Genealogy Insider
blog post about Life in Civil War America (like this one).
Each Friday in April, a winner will be chosen from that week’s comments and wall posts.
The winners will each receive a copy of the Life in Civil War America book.
The sweepstakes started April 6, and runs through April 29.
Need more details? Read
the official rules here