Probably no connection here, but thought i would post just in case......
I have a Moses Pickle b. 1820, son of William Pickel b.1793(probably Qc. Canada) & Nancy Wilson b. 1793? Here are his notes.....no mention of the civil war...however, he had a son named Moses b. ?
Moses took his family and went to the States(from Ont. Canada). They had 4 girls and 2 boys. The two boys were James and Moses. When Jimmie was 11, the family moved to Valpariso, Indiana where Mr. Pickell was a blacksmith and wagon maker. Then he went to New York and thence around Cape Horn to the Gold Rush of california. He sent letters home but finally was not heard from and believed dead. After 8 years he suddenly appeared one day! The 2 daughters were born in Valpariso. When Annie was 3 years old they moved to iola(sp?) Kansas, then just a bare prairie in 1869. Mrs. Pickell lived only 2 months longer and Mr. Pickell but two years longer. Treeless, dusty, bugs and drought. Here are my notes on Moses junior's brother: I'm note sure abt these dates mentioned.....seem late.
In 1878 James and Moses were farming and baching when Jessie Wisner came to the neighborhood. Her Father had written of the two boys. She wrote back saying that she would 'take' Jimmie because Moses was too ugly a name. In 13 months they were married, he 21, she 18. She was 83 in Dec. 1944 when she wrote this from South utica, Okla.