Ilinois Grandfather fought South, Still There.

Joe Fricke
Greenwood, IN

My mother’s Great-Grandfather fought for the 121st Illinois Volunteers in the Civil War, was shot and killed in action against the Confederates near Resaca, Georgia. He is buried in an unmarked battlefield grave. I guess he gave his all for the cause too.

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  • brittney

    wow! he must of been a brave man!

  • olblue9

    Until the Emancipation Proclamation, Union soldiers fought for a country that supported slavery. This does not lessen the sacrifice of soldiers on either side. Each fought for their country as determined by their elected politicians. No different than today.

  • yoda

    You should be proud of him. Even though he was buried in an unmarked grave, think about where we would be without people like him. He was a great man, who did great things, who died for a great cause. I think its important that we continue fighting barriers against discrimination and racism in honor of people like you Great-Great Grandfather.

  • Amren Com

    Shame to die for a mongrel idea, sorry to hear of it. White men’s blood is too precious to be wasted on non-whites.

 

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