Busy day for this project yesterday.
How neat is this. An encampment by the 1st Maryland Battalion, CSA at the National Civil War Museum.
D. Ridgely Howard, from all indications was a member of this Battalion. The quest for the visit to the Museum was to talk to the re-enactors from this unit.
The battle at Gettysburg that started my on this quest, using Inferential Genealogy, was Culps Hill. It may have been mentioned in the program, but it didn’t make it to my notes. The information, to date, indicates that D. Ridgely Howard was wounded in this battle. I have other sources that point to this, don’t have them in hand to read. Hopefully a small Civil War Bookstore will come through for me on this.
But, my question was more WHY would a Baltimore resident choose to join a Confederate army. Who might share that story.
This gentleman told me the story of why D. Ridgely Howard might head south to join the C.S.A. I have some reference material to confirm his story. Will post that story much later.
The apple in his hand was just shot in a demonstration of what would happen to an apple when shot by one of those rifles at 6 inches. Burned on one side, but the apple was OK to eat on the other.
My hats off to this gentleman, because in real life, he was a Vietnam Veteran, 2 tours of duty, and shot in Vietnam. His first tour was at the same time that I was there.
We shared, briefly, our real life stories as well as the Civil War stories. I am only sorry that I didn’t get his Civil War name, nor his real life name.
Thank you for your story (stories).
So, this concept of Search Broadly is helping me to find the story of D. Ridgely Howard.