RE: Fallen Graver I didn't know Bud other than here thru Find A Grave, but he will still be missed. He did a lot of great work for Find A Grave and helped out a lot of people. I was just trying to inform anyone on his friend's list, and anyone I see that has him on their friend's list, that he is gone.
I'm a journalist in Minnesota working on a 150th anniversary story on Gettysburg and the First Minnesota…a story we hope to tell through the eyes of Sgt. George Buckman – who I believe is your great-grandfather.
We have his journal and his memoirs and I asked the nice folks at the Waseca County Historical Society if he had any descendants. They dug around a little and found your e-mail, which bounced back. So I'm trying this....
If you have any photos or artifacts or stories (perhaps his missing journal?), that would be great. George Buckman's old house from 1870 is being restored across the street from the Historical Society about an hour south of Minneapolis.
Looking forward to hearing from you
Curt Brown Minneapolis Star Tribune 612-673-4767 work 612-720-4778 cell