One of the chief reasons we do Civil War Reenacting as a family is to honor our direct ancestors who fought in the War Between the States. I have a lot of info on Joseph G. Lewis, who fought in the 8th Missouri Cavalry. We had 8 other direct ancestors, all who fought to protect the rights of the South, except for Jacob Cossairt, his dad Francis and 3 other siblings. The fought to preserve the Union. I am very proud to be their descendant...from both sides of the War!
My Mom, Carol Randolph Buckley Harty, claims to have NO Yankee blood on her side of the family. If you want to see her get mad, just accuse her of such. She doesn't get mad easily, but this clearly slanderous comment on her family tree will get her dander up very quickly! I'm also very proud of William Munford Tuck, Captain of Company K in the 3rd Virginia Infantry under Maj. General James L. Kemper, known as Kemper's Brigade, at Gettysburg. He was injured and captured in Pickett's Charge. He carried a minnie ball in his jaw the rest of his life from this horrible battle. My Mom is a proud descendant of the Tuck family through this patriot...so am I of course!
Here is a video that my wife Bethany made of a few clips from the Hesston Steam Museum Civil War event. It was a lot of fun. We ran the scenarios back and forth about every half hour. First, the Confederate forces would stop the train by force and capture the gold. Then the Union forces would return the favor. The spectators had a great time it seemed. It was a beautiful farm that housed the steam trains and various old tractors as well. I highly recommend your visit if you are near Northern Indiana/Southwest Michigan.