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Old 11-12-2017, 05:23 AM
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I was wondering when researching your family tree, how many ancestors did you find out had served in the military. In my case, I found quite a few including a great-great grandfather who was a Union soldier in the Civil War and an ancestor (6th great-grandfather) who was a captain in Connecticut militia prior to the American Revolution (as he died in 1772).

Who did you find in your tree?
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Old 11-12-2017, 01:46 PM
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Vietnam - myself
Korea - step-uncle
WW 2 - father, uncle, step-father, 2 step-uncles
WW 1 - grandfather
Civil War - From TN on the Union side - great-grandfather, 2 of his brothers, one of which died at Andersonville as a POW. Also a brother in law of his died at Andersonville.
Also my 2nd g-grand-uncle killed in battle, and 2 of his sons served.

Unable to confirm any Revolutionary War vets, yet.
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Old 11-12-2017, 06:50 PM
Location: Chicago area
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Vietnam-1st cousin
Korea-my dad and my father
WWII-Father, many cousins, 1 POW
WWI- great uncle
Civil War-gg grandfather
War of 1812-gggg grandfather
Revolutionary War-ggggg grandfather, many of his siblings
King Phillips War- 1 unconfirmed..the widow applied for a pension, no record of it being granted or denied.
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:01 PM
Location: Raleigh
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My father, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam
My brother, USAF
Myself, USAF Reserve, Dominican Republic.

My Mother was DAR but I do not have the records. I also have a gg aunt who was married to thegg of the Confederate general, Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Another branch of my mother's family is related to John Mosby.
All based on "things my mother told me."
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:06 AM
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My father is a Vietnam vet, his father is a Korean war vet, one of my great grandfathers was a WWII vet, I have 5 great great uncles who were also WWII vets. I have 2 great great great uncles that were WW1 vets. I have 2 great great great grandfathers that served in the US Colored Troops during the Civil War. All of their brothers as well served in the Civil War USCT/I. I have 1 4th great grandfather who served in the USCT as well and 3 of his brothers also served in the USCT and most of their sons - I've identified over 15 relatives who served in the US Colored Troops/Infantry.

I have a 7th great grandfather who served in the American Revolution.

I've also recently discovered that a 3rd great grandfather who was enslaved received a Confederate pension for his work in Richmond as a slave for the Confederacy during the Civil War.
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:09 AM
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I have a few from the Revolutionary War, one from the War of 1812, and then both of my grandfathers were in WWII at the very end (they never saw any action). I have no ancestors in the Civil War, but I have noticed a few X-Great Uncles who were.
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:49 PM
Location: The High Desert
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Brother during Vietnam
Uncle in Korea
Dad and uncles in WW-II
Wife's grandfather in WW-I (none of mine)
Civil War - 2 Union and 1 Missouri Home Guard (Union) (wife - 1 in Mo. State Guard - secessionist)
Wife - 1 a mule skinner in Mexican War
2 or 3 in Revolutionary War (New York and Massachusetts)
1 in King Philip's War

I suspect most of the others were simply victims of various advancing European armies or Cossacks , religious wars, or angry mobs.
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