The Ginger Family first settled in Pennsylvania in the 1700's in Cumberland County. From there they emigrated to Virginia and settled in Rockbridge and Bath Counties and continued to North Carolina, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, and Tennessee. And maybe other places as well. They were present in the American Revolution with Washington at Valley Forge and they were represented by family members in the Civil War on both sides.
At least five of the Gingers were in the Civil War serving on the side of the Confederate States of America and there were at least 3 Gingers on the side of the North. One died from the family in the Civil War, one or two were wounded. One family member died accidentally during that period. They served with units from Virginia and Illinois.
25th Virginia Cavalry: History and Exploits of the 25th Virginia Cavalry
The 48th Illinois Infantry: History and Exploits of the 48th Illinois Infantry
The 62nd Virginia Cavalry: History and Exploits of the 62nd Virginia Cavalry
Ginger Family Pictures: Pictures of some of the Gingers, More to be added.
The Surname Index: The Ginger GEDCOM file of the family so far.
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