Tuesday, January 10, 2017

McLean County, Illinois, Answers the Call to Arms

In conjunction with the last post as far as Confederate veterans buried in McLean County.

In the first months after Fort Sumter was fired upon, 3,200 McLean County (Bloomington-Normal) men enlisted in 15 Union regiments.

Letters back home from McLean soldiers were full of hate for the "damned secesh."  (Hey!!  That's Me!!!)

By the end of the war, that number stood at 7,000.  Some 700 never made it back home.

--Damned Old Secesh

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