Southern Occupied Homefront
I have been wondering about something for a while and hope some of you can answer my question. During the war much of the South was "occupied" by Union troops. At the same time soldiers from these "occupied" areas were still fighting for the Confederacy as the war dragged on. Were these soldiers able to send and receive letters from their family members in "occupied" areas? Supposedly their pay was also of no help to their family back home who had to use Federal currency.
Could any of you point me in the right direction to find answers to these questions and suppositions?
Patrick C. Salland
69th New York Co. A
The Washington Guards
"Men are only children of an older growth" John D. Billings