I have several relatives that died in the war and have a general question...
Did the Confederacy have an official procedure for shipping an enlisted man (versus a General) home for burial?
Was the Confederate government likely to foot the cost of transporting early in the war? I realize by 1863-4 it would be a resounding no, but what about the early months of the war?
Did the families "officially" receive notice of the death (like they do today) or did that only occur if someone (relative, friend) thought to write the deceased's family?
I suspect they quickly buried the dead wherever convenient, and maybe word got back to the family a few months later, but I wonder what someone else might think.