Deers served on
both sides of this horrendous conflict. It still holds the record
as America's bloodiest War. More Americans died during the Civil
War than any other war in our history. Southerners came home
to desolation. Many of their homes and towns burned to the ground
and their families starving. The South was set back 50 years.
Reconstruction was slow due to Northern anger over the assassination
of Abraham Lincoln. John Wilkes Booth caused the South far more
suffering than most folks realize...As the war's end approached,
Lincoln's intent was to heal the nation's wounds by rebuilding
the South as fast as possible. He never got the chance to do
so. This page is dedicated to those Deers who served on both
sides of the conflict. On occassion, brother faced brother and
father faced son across the field of battle.
below are Deers who are known to have served.