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# Monday, April 11, 2011
Our First Life in Civil War America Sweepstakes Winner
Posted by jamie

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, each week we're giving away Family Tree Magazine's Life in Civil War America book! Here's our first winner:



To enter, like Family Tree Magazine on Facebook and share on our page a Civil War ancestor story or a tidbit from our Life in Civil War America webinar or Life in Civil War America book. You can also enter by posting a comment on any Genealogy Insider post about Life in Civil War America (like this one).

Each Friday in April, a winner will be chosen from that week's comments and wall posts, and they will be notified by an announcement on Family Tree Magazine's Facebook page. The four winners will each recieve a copy of the Life in Civil War America book. Check our Facebook page and Genealogy Insider blog frequently for upcoming posts where we'll comment on and/or answer the questions we receive about Life in Civil War America.

The sweepstakes starts April 6, and runs through April 29.

Need more details? Read the official rules here.

Civil War | Genealogy fun
Monday, April 11, 2011 1:34:21 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [1]
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 9:10:56 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
It's been fascinating to learn about my civil war ancestors. It seems like the more I find out, the more questions I have. My gg-grandfather, John Bunts, fought with the 51st Virginia Infantry for the Confederacy. He was a schoolteacher before the war. Both his younger brothers (Robert and James) enlisted too. Robert Bunts died of complications from a measles outbreak in camp before his regiment ever saw any action. Robert was wounded twice during the war, and had a difficult time after that from his disabilities. So many folks were affected by the war, the ones fighting it and the ones back at home. It's interesting to match up the family stories with the real records and facts.
John Bunts
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