If we who do geneology research were to have the time to write the story of each person we've found, we'd have no time to do anything else. It's boards like this that help us learn so many things we'd never have known. Steve Stacy on the Alabama site is kin to my hubby. He gave me info on hubby's GGGrandfather I never would have found because it was family lore handed down by mouth. Hubby had no clue his ancestor had stared down the Yankee soldiers who were trying to take the family cow around Monroeville, Alabama. He was all of 13 and had an old shotgun in his hand. They seemed to admire his spirit and left. Good thing cause his older brother was inside the house recovering from wounds he recieved in battle. Of course, the brother was in the Confederate Army but they didn't look in the house. whew!
I know I've sort of spouted off and probably been off topic more times than not but without the help of those here who really know the place to get details or even know the history themselves, I'd never truly understand the big picture and the role so many of my ancestors played in it during the Civil War. Learning those facts made me more determined to not let their effort disappear. Those are the stories I've written up and I've given my family copies. I can only hope they keep on digging after I'm gone.