Monday, September 30, 2013

It's Official!!! I'm Related to a Union Civil War Veteran!!!

Actually two of them. My Great grandmothers brothers on my father's side enlisted in the Union army. One is Timothy Kiley and the other is Jeremiah Kiley. I've done some preliminary research and Timothy was in the 11th New York Infantry, while Jeremiah was in the 11th New York and later on in the 102nd New York Infantry.

I've sent away for their records and will know more when I get them. In fact when I do get them, I can apply for membership in the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War since I am related by blood to a Civil war soldier. I would have preferred a bona fide Rebel, but I'll take what I can get. Can't wait to read their records.

Thanks to Cousin Irene for putting me on their scent. Now I will have a nice project to do in my retirement.

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