The Minerd.com website has always been about something bigger, a different way of looking at a single family and its contribution to Americana.
Over the sweep of the clan’s experience, little can rival the collective horror of the Civil War, where everyone was impacted in some way.
This past week, I launched a new comprehensive guide to the family’s wartime experience. This includes individual pages backed by 40-plus years of deep research on many facets of a clan’s interaction with the conflict of murderous violence, mass death and unspeakable grief never before experienced in the United States.
The Guide includes the following pages:
- Soldiers by name
- Their regiments
- Their bloodiest battles
- Casualties – killed, died and wounded
- Freed slaves in the family
- Prisoners of war
- Homefront activity
More will be added when our latest National Archives findings are processed and written. Hopefully this can help if your child or grandchild has a Civil War project in school or if you’re planning a battlefield visit, or if you have your own curiosity and interest.