In the Civil War (1861 to 1865) eleven Southern states seceded from the U.S. and formed the Confederate States of America.
The Civil War had more casualties than any other American war. Disease and infection were the biggest killers.
Sarah Elizabeth Freestone Brinson was born on June 4, 1841 in Madison, Indiana. Her parents were Zachariah Freestone and Mariah Jane McCarty.
She married David A. Brinson. David was born in 1839 in Ripley Indiana. His parents were John Brinson and Elizabeth Wade. John and Elizabeth Brinson were charter members of the First Christian Church in Winterset in 1853.