For example, men of the First Alabama Cavalry (Federal) were promised bounty money to join but never paid it. After the war was over, the government ruled that these men were merely refugees and not deserving of the money. Union families in the northwest part of the state also were abused when Wilson's army marched through in 1865. Undoubtedly, those who sided with the north had to deal with ongoing animosities from their Confederate neighbors when the war was over. Did those who lost sons at Andersonville blame Lincoln for stopping prisoner exchanges?
Can anyone cast light on this issue?