My Nic Hewlett lived in Nashville sometime before moving to Louisville, KY to work as a saddler, then back to Nashville after the War was over.
Any idea why he'd move to Lousiville, KY ?
I know Nashville fell to the Union fairly quickly.
Was wondering the 'political climate' of both areas during the war and if there was a way I could find out what side he supported. He was born in VA in 1794 and was married and having children in Nashville, TN by 1825.
1865-71 he was a saddler in Louis. By 1874 he was back in Nashville as a saddler. His boys went with him to work as saddlers in Louis. One boy and a sister stayed.
Is there a way to find out if he worked for the Union as a saddler ?
Any help or knowledge is greatly appreciated. One son in law, Thos B Lyles, enlisted and served with the Union, but later settled in TX. I wonder why, if he supported the Union, would he move to TX?