Why I don’t participate in Civil War re-enactments (Part 2)

Here is the overview of my great-great-grandfather (on my father’s side of the family) concerning his service with the Confederacy during the Civil War (Co. G, 50th Regiment N.C. Troops)

Enlisted Rutherford County, NC March 24, 1862 at age 48.
Hospitalized July 28, 1862 at Petersburg, VA with chronic rheumatism, enteritis and typhoid fever.
Returned to duty August 8, 1862.
Hospitalized for rheumatism December 3, 1862.
Back to duty December 25, 1862.
Reported sick in hospital at Wilson (NC) from March 8, 1863 thru February 29, 1864.
Discharged Plymouth (NC) July 30, 1864 for “general debility, decrepitude and old age”.

Great. Between this and the previous post you can see my family legacy from the Civil War is desertion and decrepitude.


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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One Response to Why I don’t participate in Civil War re-enactments (Part 2)

  1. cwmackowski says:

    Decrepitude at age 50, no less. Sheesh.

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