Enjoyed reading the email string..very interesting. I'm interested in my great grandfather Elijah Dorsey Gayden. I've learned very little but what I do have is from Ancestry.com. I do know that he was commissioned an officer in Company C, Texas 32nd Cavalry Regiment.
He was born 7 Oct 1834 in Carroll County, Georgia. In 1862 he was in the Thirty-second Cavalry (Fifteenth Cavalry, Crump's Battalion, Mounted Volunteers.
I would greatly appreciate any details anyone would be willing to share; as I said, I'm new to this but would love any information and tips and recommendations that you are willing to share.