The history we learned in school was written by the winners !
The True history of war is written by its warriors.
Old Celtic Saying: "History is written by those who have hanged heroes."
David, paradoxically, it must make you feel proud and humble to have such folks in your family line....
Connie, I am proud to have such noble ancestors who put it all on the line for Virginia.I have had ancestors in every war and they deserve no less recognition.My Dad lost an eye in Korea, my brothers both went to Nam.I'm proud of all of em.Sadly my family members who fought in the WBTS, have had their efforts tarnished by "HISTORIANS" I hope with the posting of Williams letters I can show what was in the heart of an average man who fought in the WBTS. I will not edit or omit anything, that would be without honor. That would also make me a historian, I'm not one ! I'm the Great Grandson of a Confederate Veteran.