My great, great grandfather helped burn Atlanta. Remember the scene from Gone with the Wind where Rhett and Scarlett barely escape with their lives as they pass a 5 story building full of flames? ... Yes, my grandpa was one of those dirty yankees in Georgia!
|An 85 lb. soldier|
from the Civil War
The disease he contracted toward the end of the war disabled him for the rest of his life. When he went to war he weighed 180 lbs, healthy for a man who was 5' 10" tall. When he arrived back home at the end of the war he weighed 85 lbs.
He fought in many battles, I'll have to make a list, watch for that in the near future.