As I already documented here my g-g-grandfather died in a tragic railroad accident while serving in the Civil War. One of my seemingly endless quests is to try and find his grave. This week I acquired from the National Archives a copy of his Civil War record including his "Final Statement." Unfortunately it did not offer the information I sought but it did provide a lot of other neat material for future posts, so keep this blog bookmarked.
In the meantime here is an image of his signature taken from his enlistment papers. I find it very well done, especially considering he gave his occupation as "farmer" --
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