Sunday, October 3, 2010
British in the American Civil War, and My Husband's Genealogy Bug
My husband was born in Yorkshire, England, and me being a typical American that I am, I just thought that I would find my husband's family linked to some Royal line eventually. It never happened, and all of those 840 people I did find were mostly just commoners (or peasants, as his Dad used to joke). I did have some close calls, like finding an illegitimate son of a wealthy lawyer with the last name of Carwardine. It turns out the Carwardine family was quite famous, even somewhat linked to King Henry VIII. No - not a direct royal link, but Carwardine was a beloved tent keeper for King Henry VIII, to whom he bestowed a castle (which looks like a manor, not a castle). In any event, it was fun reading and made for a good story.
"An Essex Man in Lincoln's Army."
Needless to say, I was impressed by my husband's research, and proud! And, I learned that there were many British who fought in the American Civil War. Has the genealogy bug really bit my husband? Well, it did for a while, until I find another ancestor somewhat close to royal lines!
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