Many of you have visited my website because one or more of the actual characters in Suite Harmonic: A Civil War Novel of Rediscovery shares the McShane surname. I've now posted a list of all the characters in Suite Harmonic at http://emilymeier.comhttp://emilymeier.com, some identified by rank, occupation, or association. I invite researchers who suspect or know you have other family connections in southern Indiana in the Civil War period, or in Indiana or Pennsylvania regiments, to check out this character list in the Suite Harmonic excerpts section. (The direct route to that page is http://bit.ly/GMIDqu.http://bit.ly/GMIDqu.) You may find people you've been looking for or information to help you in your own quest. I hope you do and I wish you a fruitful search.
Also, if you're interested in seeing any of these people in context, I think you'll find Suite Harmonic a good story, historically accurate, and a unique endpoint for one quest into family history.