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12).  My Great-Great-Grandfather, Ransom Myers   

One reason I decided to take this trip was to trace my family's roots.  I spent a day in Corinth, Mississippi seeing where my great-great-grandfather Ransom Myers (1842 - 1897) fought with the 10th Michigan infantry regiment in 1862, shortly after the Battle of Shiloh, which had been fought nearby.  Ransom lost his arm a few months later after he was shot by a Confederate sniper and after the war, he returned to Michigan.  Later during my trip, I found his farm there as well as his grave.