Re: This day in the WBTS
I agree with Stan. What would happen if he didn't? We will never know what choices he was faced with. And as Stan put it so well. maybe some people would not have been born.
I think we all have some relatives in the family tree that we may not be too proud of, mine was also a guncle. He came home to get a fresh horse and instead loaded up his family and the widows of brothers and moved to the mountians of Tennessee to hide out until the war was over. After the war he caught such grief from the returning vets that he moved again to Arkansas. He had seen all his brothers and their sons killed or captured and just had enough of fighting. He was conscriped at age 47.