Young men looking for adventure....patriotism....'cause Federal troops were down there....You think they might have been fighting for their country, their state, their brothers??? Perhaps they were fighting against somebody, rather than for something. It's an interesting thought to me. Many of the vets I have spoken to that were in combat have talked about fighting to protect their fellow vets. Maybe part of it?
I really don't know....
( I can say why I fought....but I wouldn't say for sure why someone else did....)
I know that they fought at :
And the Siege of Atlanta