Yes, at times history can be very cruel...
This happened also to one family, here in Laurens County, Georgia; the Swinson family where FIVE out of six brothers that served, died during the Civil War.
Yes, they all SIX served in the military... Imagine the pain it caused for the Parents!
Here are Mom & Dad, visiting this historical site on April 10, 1996.
Swinson Family Cemetery Memorials ←click on link and on each name
Only brother Starkey Warren Swinson did come back home alive, after his service during the Civil War.
Gabriel G served in the Georgia Infantry and died in Vicksburg, Mississippi
John A served also in the Georgia Infantry and died in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Starkey W served also in the Georgia Infantry but was the ONLY brother that survived, and he died in 1914 in Broxton, Georgia
Thomas Elliott served as Volunteer in the Georgia Infantry and died in Raleigh, North Carolina
William Pinkney served in the Georgia Infantry and died in Laurens County, Georgia
Young Woodward served in the Georgia Infantry and died in Richmond, Virginia
FREEDOM has its price...