One thing probably contributed to the young ladies being interested the Civil War Vets....the vet's pension.
My Great-Great Grandfather married 4 times....each time, except the 1st marriage, to women much younger than himself. He was the father of 15 children. Had children from all wives except the 2nd who lived less than six months after their marriage...she died from tetanus obtained from a cut suffered while performing farm work. Outlived all of his women except the last who was about 18 years younger than he.
Sorry post this has nothing to do with the 6th Ga. Cavalry, but my ancestor did serve in the 13th/16th Ga. Cavalry.