Your Union veteran Jul29 Daniel Sauerwein of Civil War History has written a very interesting post about the life of the typical Union soldier after the Civil War: Do you know why your Union veteran ancestor moved to a different location after the war, rather than return home? Can you name three important contributions to American society that are credited to Union veterans? And what of the African-American Union veteran? What obstacles did he face after his Army service? “Union veterans of the Civil War were as powerful a force on the nation after the war, as the Greatest Generation was after World War II.”‘ What contributions did your Union vet make as part of this first Greatest Generation”?