Re: Me and my Italians.
I know of a story that just stays in my head. A captured Union soldier from the second Battle of Galveston died of fever on a trip up the Sabine River. He was only 19 and his home was in Massachusettes (can't spell it). There is a narrative of the Confederate soldiers detailing an honor guard at his buriel, marching with their muskets backwards as his crude coffin was carried to the grave site. The other prisoners were given time to grieve some before being loaded onto the boat. There is an epilogue. Someone discovered a letter from the young man's grieve stricken father who had tried to find his son. The father died not knowing his whereabouts.
I will find the article and post it. A few years ago, there was a joint SCV--SUV grave marker dedication at the private cemetery. The Union soldiers grave had been maintained by this East Texas family all those years.