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The Society of Civil War Families of Ohio

Recent discussions of ancestrors who participated in the Civil War as soldiers or whatever, triggered my interest in researching a 3rd great-grandfather who served with Co. K of the 32nd USCI.

I secured the Service Record for Pvt. Peter Allen, added my genealogy research and along with his Grave Registration Record (burial)submitted my application (4/05/05) to the above mentioned group. Acceptance is dependant upon my documentation of lineage and proof of military service. And of course a fee.

My reasoning for joining such a group is to personally confront SOME Civil War enthusiasts, Union & Confederate, with the fact that people who look like me had an active part as a SOLDIER and there is plenty of supportive, primary documentation to confirm that fact. There is no need to manufacture a history of such activity.

Just a small effort, 'Lest We Forget'.

Art Thomas

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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