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Proving the Parents, Grandparents and Great Grandfathers of Lewis Houston

For my BCG renewal portfolio, I am reporting on the research I have conducted for my 2nd great grandfather, Lewis Houston, who died after being wounded in the Battle of Antietam. In the course of that report, I considered what prompted Lewis, a 31-year-old father of three, to volunteer to fight in the Civil War at the very beginning of the War. One of the considerations was the possibility that there was a strong family tradition of military service or service in a cause. I l

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