Let's consider a "Civil War relative" as any descendant of someone that was in the same Civil War unit as one of your ancestors. By locating these "Civil War relatives" you may find someone that has a rifle, a uniform, a diary or letters that would shed light on your ancestors' experiences during this important time in both their lives and in U.S. history.
As a reminder - Ancestry.com is offering free access, starting today, for the next week (7-14 April), to their Civil War records.
SCGS challenges readers of our blog to take advantage of this free access to research your "Civil War relatives" and then share some of your results as comments to this post. Then we would have a set of descendants-ancestors with service information and we could begin to find each other.
Our goal is for each reader to connect up with at least one other descendant with a common service record.
So ... please post your ancestors' names and their service information (e.g., enlistment date, regiment/unit(s), muster-out date, and Civil War headstone location, any other interesting facts). Then let's see how many connections we can come up with in the next seven days.