Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, I am given to understand, originally was intended to honor Union soldiers who died during the Civil War. Today it seems to get confused a lot with Veterans' Day. Be that as it may, here are ancestors of mine who served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Perhaps there are more.
    Anthony McGrale (my Grandma Reynolds's great-grandfather) - Company A, 48th Regiment, Illinois Infantry. Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, among others.

    Phineas Bates Reynolds (my dad's great-grandfather) - Company K, 34th Regiment, Illinois Infantry. Wounded at the Battle of Shiloh.

    Alfred Nye (my dad's great-grandfather) - Signal Corps. He appears to have been at Little Round Top, though I am still researching details.

I have a small family history website here, though I see I need to do some housekeeping.



1 comment:

ronald said...

Great idea, Bill. I would honor Esculapius Robinson, my great-grandfather, wounded at Monacacy staving off the last-ditch effort of Confederates to capture Washington, D.C.