No, Mr. Martin, I'm not embarassed, a little surprised perhaps. I am just seeking to help a friend. I actually thought the Civil War started in Jan of 1861 and lasted til July of '65.
I understand that there could also be typos in what was sent to me, but if someone insists that this was a Civil War veteran in their family, until we can prove differently, or with certainty confirm his service, this is what I have to go on.
If we had a little more detail about the person, a birth date, or age given at time of enlistment (yes, they could have lied about their age) a spouse name, a child's name, or any other personal information available perhaps it would be a less intensive search through the maze of all the Jasper Jones'.
I certainly realize that during war time and the time period, perhaps this type information was not as important
as getting the men on the battlefield.
We amateurs need all the help and patience we can muster as our challenges are enormous.
I sincerely appreciate your input.