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BigFrench (#46554304)
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Bio Photo *Honorary member Major General John Bankhead Magruder Chapter #258 Military Order of Stars & Bars (M.O.S.B)*
*Honorary member Matthew Fountaine Maury Camp 1722 Virginia Sons of Confederate Veterans (S.C.V.)*
*Honorary member Rev. Beverly Tucker Lacy Camp 2141 Virginia Sons of Confederate Veterans (S.C.V.)*

As a lifetime history buff, and having lived near some old cemeteries, it is only "natural" that the two are now combined.
I've catalogued all the Confederate fallen in the Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery in Spotsylvania Courthouse, Va. I will soon publish a roster/book with these findings and short bios/service records of these men. A copy will be presented to the Spotsylvania Courthouse Museum.
Also, I'm in the process of doing the same for the Confederate fallen and veterans in the Fredericksburg Confederate and City cemeteries.

As Historian of the above cemeteries, please feel free to inquire of any Confederate burials.
Also, I give tours of each.

The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields National Park Service refers Confederate burial inquiries to me.

Please include source(s) for ALL edits. Too many times incorrect edits have been submitted, so I rarely accept non-email edits. THANKS for understanding--
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Leslyn Lang
Louis Carter
Hi BF:
I've added the info you sent for Louis Carter. Hope you are doing well.
Added by Leslyn Lang on Aug 20, 2016 4:54 PM
Leslyn Lang
Pvt. Richard J. Dickinson memorial
Hi BF:
Sorry to hear about you slowing down. Been slowing down myself. I moved to New Mexico recently. So lots busy.

I posted all the information you wanted on the Richard J. Dickinson memorial.
Added by Leslyn Lang on Aug 20, 2016 4:37 PM
Ann Wilson Fisher
RE: Capt Thomas W Wilson
BigFrench, will research if I find anything will certainly be in touch. What I know he was the son of Thomas Wilson and Rebecca Williams, my GGGG Grandparents.

Thanks for all your work and dedication to "The Cause".

Added by Ann Wilson Fisher on Aug 19, 2016 9:12 PM
Ann Wilson Fisher
Capt Thomas W Wilson

Hello BigFrench, love the name. I am inquiring about Capt Thomas W Wilson killed in action in the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Va. I am related to him, can you give any more information about him. Actually on Find a Grave does have a lot of his history.

Thank you

Ann Wilson Fisher
Added by Ann Wilson Fisher on Aug 19, 2016 7:57 PM
Stephen Decker
RE: Dewey Carl & Mary Long
Your welcome.
Added by Stephen Decker on Aug 19, 2016 9:49 AM
Stephen Decker
RE: Dewey Carl & Mary Long
They have been transferred to you. Thanks for your note.
Added by Stephen Decker on Aug 18, 2016 2:46 AM
RE: Ellery & Jeanne Baker
George drown. He and Mr. Baker's nephew, Orville, were at the beach, I think on the Chesapeake Bay, and George drown. My father was a lodge brother with Mr. Baker. Mrs Baker and my mother used to go to the Order of the Eastern Star together. I was in the Demolay for a while. They were great friends. Many fond memories.
Added by Anonymous on Aug 16, 2016 8:20 PM
Ellery & Jeanne Baker
Dear Big French,
Interesting to hear from you. My parents Henry & Maria Bosmans were long time friends of the Bakers too. My parents were from Belgium and we used to live on 43rd Avenue. My mother used to do alterations and that's how she met Mrs. Baker when they used to live on 44th Avenue. We had great time with them having picnics and spent many New Year's Eve with them. I remember his bug collection well. I think my brother got it when Mr. Baker passed away. We used to play Yahtzee with Mr. Baker too.
Added by Anonymous on Aug 16, 2016 7:42 PM
RE: Dr John Bagby obit
Thanks for sending the obituary; it's been added.
Added by CJ on Aug 11, 2016 8:25 AM
Ralph Williams
Reuben Williams / Thomas Williams
Good morning, Big French.
Hope all is well from this SCV Camp #158, Lane Williams in Evans, GA. Interestingly, your Google advice for the above indicates my G-G Grandfather, and G-G Grandmother, Reuben, R. Williams, Mary Williams, of Monroe County, GA appears in the description for 'Find A Grave.' However, the 'Find A Grave' search of the above two relatives advise 'not found.' They both joined 9 July 1861 in Monroe County, GA in the 14th. Georgia Infantry Regiment, Company "A" i.e. the Monroe County Volunteers. Please advise suggestion as to where I may find the burials of the above two gentlemen who have listed in your original Google description.
Thanks, kindly ... and thanks for all of your hard work in researching our gallant forefathers.
God Bless,
Lane Williams, RHIA (retired)
813 Deercrest Lane
Evans, GA 30809
Added by Ralph Williams on Aug 10, 2016 1:32 PM
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