Re: New Addition to my site...
I may have been searching using the wrong words or in the wrong documents. That is new info to me. Could that have been Phillip Anthony Caro? I know Phillip had a nephew and brother with Perry's unit. Possibly it was age with Phillip and my GGGrand Joseph N. Caro, I don't know, but there was a 'disconnect' with a number of the 'old guard' on both the Southern and Northern cause. Many were around and watched the flags change from Spanish, French, English and back to Spanish again. They just went with the flow. It could be they or their parents had seen so many guard changes they had learned to walk the middle ground as a safety measure. It's been said, and again written in the letter I have, that Phillip and a slave, Rabbit Robinson met the Union when the Rebs had gone and asked the town be spared as there were no citizens but for some older people and many free blacks and they did not plan to cause problems for the 'new' owners.
I understand some have probably dismissed my remarks about the apathy (for lack of a better word) on those in the family with that surname and their participation on behalf of the Confederacy. Especially since Stephen. R. Mallory's wife was kin. I'm truly not being flippant on this but I understand they were used to flags changing about as often as the tides. That may be why some of these old family's have been able to stay here since the beginning. They adapted to the situation.