Civil War: Shared Experience

Call it a “junior moment” but I just realized the other day that both Francis C. Ludey (b. 1845)  and Henry A. Trowbridge (b. 1835) served together in the Civil War. Both were in Company C, 14th Infantry New Jersey Volunteers. Francis began his service at age 17, while Henry began his service at age 27. Francis is a great great uncle by marriage via my maternal line and Henry is a great great great uncle via my paternal line. They certainly must have been acquainted with each other, having spent three years together in service. This is fascinating to think about. It would be very interesting to discover old photographs of either of them in uniform either individually or together with other men from their company.  If anyone reading this has any such photos to share, I would be very interested to see them.

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