Hello, my name is Karl Stelly. I'm 61 years old, and I'm originally from Lafayette, Louisiana. I've lived in Baytown, Texas, Tulare, California, Great Falls, Montana, Killeen, Texas, Manassas, Virginia, and Louisville, Kentucky. I moved to Gettysburg with my wife about 10 years ago. I enjoy roaming the battlefield and photography, and studying the history of Gettysburg and the Civil War. I have quite a few photographs of Gettysburg and other Civil War battlefields and other historic sites posted on Google Earth. I use the name "Seven Stars" on Panoramio and Google Earth. If you see photos there by "Seven Stars," that's me!
Feel free to use any of the headstone or grave photographs I have taken for your genealogy work, projects, etc. There is no need to ask permission first. I have no problem with people using my photos on other websites. Just give me credit for taking the photos, is all I ask.
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I have recently created Virtual Cemeteries for each individual State Plot in the Gettysburg National Cemetery. This enables people to have very handy listings of all the known burials within each State Plot at Gettysburg. I have also included a Virtual Cemetery for the United States Regulars buried in the National Cemetery (at least all the KNOWN ones). Enjoy!
Ai Maddox Thank you so much for the transfer of this memorial. I descend from his older brother, Matthew who fought with him in the battle of Gettysburg. Matthew was shot in the leg the first day of battle and Ai was killed the next day. Matthew spend the rest of the war at Fort Dennison and his disability kept him from providing above the minimum for his family. When he died he left minor children and was buried in a small cemetery in Kansas. Just this past week we were able to obtain a stone for him from the VA and have it placed. Thanks again for your work. I may not have been able to find him without your help. Lori
DATE TYPE BUNO SQUADRON 7/12/1943 F6F-3 08856 VF-3 FROM DOWN AREA USS SARATOGA (CV-3) NOUMEA SOPAC ++++++++++ The info I found doesn't list the Pilot, or the Cause of the loss. But this was Lt. J.G. Rose's plane, an F6F-3; serial number or bureau number 08856; from the air craft carrier, USS Saratoga; not sure what the down NOUMEA means, other than the location of loss, the SOPAC is South Pacific.
MISSING LIEUTENANT NOW LISTED DEAD Lt. (J.G.) reported missing July 22, yesterday was officially listed as dead by the Navy Department
Lt. Rose was the husband of Mrs. Phyllis C. Rose, 3562 Raymont Blvd., Shaker Heights. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Rose, live at 2120 Lennox Road, Cleveland Heights. He was a graduate of John Carroll University. ++++++++++ Name: Rose, Lieut. William J. Date: Jul 31 1943 Source: unknown, Reel #69 Notes: Rose: Lieut. William J., beloved husband of Phyllis (nee Garvin), son of Charles and Catharine Rose, brother of Robert, Corp. Charles, Eileen Gibbons and June. Memorial requiem mass, 11 a. m., Saturday, July 31, 1943, St. Ann's Church, Cedar and Coventry rd. ++++++++++ Name: Rose, Catherine T. Date: Jul 22 1944 Source: unknown, Reel #69 Notes: Rose: Catherine T. (nee Burke) of 2120 Lennox rd., Cleveland Heights; beloved wife of Charles B. Rose, mother of Robert, Charles, Eileen Gibbons, Lieut. (J. G.) William Rose (deceased), June, and grandmother, sister of Robert Burke. Friends may call at the Wm. J. Donlan Funeral Home, 9213 Miles Ave. Funeral Saturday, July 22, at 10 a. m. from St. Ann's Church, Cedar and Coventry rds. ++++++++++ Name: Rose, Charles B. Date: Mar 16 1959 Source: Cleveland Press, Reel #127 Notes: Rose, Charles B., beloved husband of the late Catherine (nee Burke), father of Robert (deceased), Charles, Eileen Gibbons, William J. (deceased), June Hunter, and grandfather. Friends may call at the William J. Donlon Funeral Home, 9243 Miles Ave. Funeral mass Tuesday, Mar. 17, at 9:30 a. m. from St. Ann Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. ++++++++++ BOTH Parents are likely buried at Calvary, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
I'll see if I can find his Unit; Ship; or anything more specific & let you know. LT. J.G.'s were usually Pilots; it may be that he was lost at sea; shot down; or crashed; disappeared on a flight.
In the meantime, I Hope the above helps. God Bless. Patti
Thank you so much for all the hard work you've done there in Gettysburg! I was last in the area in 2007 and have a cousin that lives on a beautiful farm close by. I'm hoping to make another trip out that way this coming Spring/Summer. It would be nice to meet you!
I'm wondering if you would consider transferring the above named individual's memorial to my care? His memorial # is: 47503871.
Lanny's father is my 2nd cousin who I am in regular contact with. He is retired Army, living in Alabama now and was serving in Germany at the time of his son's death. Should this be possible my contributor # is: 47064561
RE: CPL Joseph Batallie Karl, I have been overwhelmed with helping other reseachers, please forgive me for not responding right away. My family married into the Bataille family years ago. I could never locate Joseph, but had the rest of his siblings. Every once in a while I check to see if I can find what I missed over the years. I lucked out by finding your memorial, which you did a fantastic writeup detailing all about his life Your time & effort was very much appreciated. Many thanks again, I apologize for taking so long to formally thank you.