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Bernadette Loeffel - Atkins (#1478862)
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Bio Photo Bernadette Loeffel - Atkins is a Civil War Enthusiast, author, editor and lecturer. Her main field of study is Victorian Mourning Rituals. She has authored a book entitled "Widow's Weeds & Weeping Veils: Mourning Rituals in 19th Century America" and "The Land Beyond the River: Children and Mourning in 19th Century America." Ms. Loeffel-Atkins has also toured London's Victoria & Albert Museum and Highgate Cemetery studying their Victorian Mourning rituals. While in Austria she toured a number of cemeteries, crypts and cathedrals.
Her hobbies include touring and photographing old, historic cemeteries and collecting mourning artifacts.She enjoys listening to music of the 1930's ,40s and 50s, as well as classical.
She is currently working on research of the Class of 1861 at West Point as well as a Civil War Notables gravesite tour book. Her current release, Gettysburg's Haunted Address: Spirits of the Farnsworth House Inn has just been published.
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Mary Jane Evertz
william tourison
Tried to get this added on his site but didn't get an answer. Wondering if you could add it to the picture you posted. "Promoted from 2d Lieut., March 1, 1863; killed at Gettysburg, Pa., July 3, 1863 Company E
"the Colonel, seeing the disadvantage to us in this position, ordered the regiment to advance into a narrow timbered ravine just in our front and somewhat lower than the
breastworks. This move was our salvation, for when the Confederates advanced and saw the breastworks, they supposing we were there, directed their fire on said works, while we were shielded behind rocks and trees. When the order to fire was given by Colonel Pardee, the Rebel line of battle, which had advanced to within a short distance of our own hidden line, dropped almost out of sight. So severe was our fire that the writer saw five Confederates drop side by side, who had just touched elbows on this their last charge.
The enemy with their famous Rebel yell made repeated charges upon our lines, but were as often swept back with fearful slaughter, our men holding their fire until the enemy was at close range and finally, broken and dispirited, the Rebels were driven from the field. Owing to the nature of the ground where our regiment stood, the enemy's fire passed, for most part, harmless over our heads, and consequently, the loss was small compared with that which we inflicted, and with the mortal nature of this
wonderful battle. The loss in the regiment was five killed and sixteen wounded. Lieutenant Wm. H. Tourison, of Company E, was among the killed."
Excerpt P. 190 "Lamented Comrade's Writings Tell of Service Of Locally Recruited, Civil War Unit in 147th Regiment"

By M. S. SCHROYER
Added by Mary Jane Evertz on Nov 14, 2014 11:06 AM
E. J. Ditman
Emma M. Ridgaway
Bernadette, I received a message from Tony & Cindy Lloyd that my memorial #101253614 for Emma M. Ridgaway is a duplicate of your memorial #21255459 (where her name is incorrectly spelled "Ridgway"). I also find that my memorial #101250169 for her sister Mary E. Joyner, buried in the same grave, is a duplicate of one that you had made previously. Mary E. Joyner is my great-grandmother. My memorials for these sisters are more detailed, with links for parents, etc. Can my information be somehow incorporated into yours, or substituted for them? Thank you. Emma Ditman
Added by E. J. Ditman on Sep 27, 2014 12:54 PM
Zoe Tom
Thorne people
This is to let you know, I just added a lot more Thorne people at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Most of them have tombstones.

Do you still take pictures there?

Zoe
Added by Zoe Tom on Aug 30, 2014 1:08 AM
Lisha Bikle
Memorial #38224639
Would you please link the above referenced memorial for Theodore J. Kane with his parents in the same cemetery. They are: Father - George Alymer Kane #6909108 and Mother - Margaret A. Kimple Kane #6909110. Thank you so very much!
Added by Lisha Bikle on Feb 23, 2014 1:15 PM
Bronx Cop
Caspar Buberl
I added a memorial for this person and the realized that you already had added one. The problem is that you put him in the wrong cemetery. You have him in New St. Raymond's Cemetery. He is in Old St. Raymond's Cemetery in Section 3. If you move your memorial to the right cemetery, I'll be happy to delete the one that I made. Thank you. I also noticed that on the photo of the grave on your page, there is a sculpture on the monument. That is now gone. It must have been stolen? What a shame.
Added by Bronx Cop on Dec 25, 2013 11:33 AM
Darrell Landrum
John Chandler
Hi Bernadette, I was in the Stonewall Jackson Cemetery in Lexington, Virginia this past summer and have posted a photo of this gentleman's grave marker to your memorial.

Darrell Landrum
Lynchburg, Virginia
Added by Darrell Landrum on Nov 21, 2013 2:12 AM
Sharon Hutchison
Myrtilla Miner
Thank you very much Bernadette.
Sharon
Added by Sharon Hutchison on Sep 02, 2013 4:19 PM
Sharon Hutchison
Myrtilla Miner
I am a distant cousin of Myrtilla's and was so happy to see a picture of her. May I have your permission to use the pictures you have posted for her on my Family Tree? Sharon
Added by Sharon Hutchison on Aug 31, 2013 12:07 AM
George Andrews
M F Watson
From my search on the internet, it appears that you are a Civil War enthusiast.

I am a descendent of MF Watson and have come into the possession of his West Point memoirs first dated August 9, 1858 and other documents.

Are these type of documents of any historical value?
Added by George Andrews on Aug 13, 2013 5:52 AM
Jo Murphy
Civil war
I'm related to the Kuhn family. The one with the cannon ball on the side of their house. I'm also related to Tomlinson the dean at the theologian school there. Call me for any information.

Jo
717-468-3925
Added by Jo Murphy on Jul 07, 2013 7:10 AM
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