My greatgrandfather and all 3 of his brothers served in the civil war for the confederacy. They all served in La. units. It is a shame so many of the Trans-Ms. soldiers were wihout service records after the war.
My ggrandf. served with the 3rd La. Cav. (Harrisons). Years after his death, my ggrandm. filed for a widows pension, but there was no record of his service. Many of his Company comrades spoke in his behalf as to his service, but all to no avail. It was only after many months of fruitless efforts of correspondence that she happened to run across his Amnesty Oath certificate that proved he was indeed a soldier in the 3rd La. Cav. She then started receiving a $60 monthly pension. HIs name was Robert M. Dale
His brother was George W. Dale, killed in action at Monticello, Ark. in Sept., 1864. This is in our old family records, but there is no official record of him either. We have always assumed he was also in the 3rd. La. Cav with his brother. The 3rd appears to have gone into southern Ark. with the army of western La. in the fall of 1864. My question is; if this apparent loss of service records happened TWICE in my family of 4 brothers, how many hundreds if not thousands of otherconfederates did this happen to???