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I am a retired Huntsville Alabama Police Officer. I have been a student of local history for many years. My main interests lie in Alabama Civil War Units. One of the saddest things about the Civil War was that so many young men left home and were never heard from again. Their families never knew how or where they died or where they were buried. Thanks to the work of many Findagrave contributors, I have reunited many of these brave men,if only in a virtual cemetery. These cemeteries are a constant work in progress. There are three that I hope I never add another name to. I welcome any and all info on any of my memorials and am always happy to transfer your kin folk. If you visit the memorial of any of these brave men, please honor them in any way you see fit. Whether or not you believe their cause was just, does not matter. What matters is that men from both sides fought and died protecting the only way of life they had ever known. "Alas! In how many Southern homes aching hearts waited through weary months for news of loved ones that never came until the suspense was replaced by the real certainty that the absent one had helped to swell the unknown dead of the Wheatfield, the Peach Orchard, or the Devil's Den of a Northern land."--J. Howard Wert. Sometimes I come home from work with a sore back or tired feet or maybe even a headache. Then I think of a 16 year old boy lying wounded in a dark field. He's hundreds of miles from home. He's thirsty,hungry and cold. He's crying for his Mama. Or I think of Robert and Sarah Milling, of Dallas County, who lost their five sons to the Confederate cause in the 20th Alabama Infantry. Suddenly, I don't feel so bad afterall.|
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Angus Patterson Daniels was a member of the Alabama 5th Infantry Regiment; he can be added to your virtual cemetery if you wish.
Find A Grave Memorial# 19799918
Added by SDaniels on Mar 23, 2014 8:46 PM
|kenneth greathouse||civil war|
My 2nd great grand father was also in the Co. K. his name was Isaak Hill Greathouse
|Katie Sparkman||9th Alabama Cavalry|
Just letting you know that I came across your virtual cemetery for the men of the 9th Alabama Cavalry and that my 3rd great grandfather was a part of the regiment and isn't on your list. He's on Find a Grave as Anderson Bryant Sparkman. He was a Private in Co. K.
|Mary-Elizabeth Joiner||John H. Hyatt|
Hutch, thanks so very much for transferring John H. Hyatt to me. And I thank you for all the hard work that you put into Alabama Civil War Units.
Hutch, can you help me find out the fate of John H. Hyatt's daddy? His daddy, William Hyatt whose middle initial appears to be M, also fought in the Civil War and never returned home. William was born about 1814/1816 in probably Tennessee. William, was living in Marshall County, Alabama, when he marched off to war never to return. William's wife, Tillitha, every day of her life until the day she died would either sit out on her porch or stand by the road looking for him to come home. Too sad!
A distant cousin has told me this story regarding William: That he and his son John H. served in the same unit and that William was wounded in battle and that John H. after the battle searched for his daddy but was unable to find him and told the family upon returning home that his daddy must have crawled off into the woods or some bushes and died.
The story that came down through my family (by the way William is my great-great-great-great grandfather. I descend from his daughter Elizabeth who was John H.'s only sister)differs in that it was never said that William and John H. served in the same unit. I cannot find William listed in John's H.'s unit, so I think my cousin is wrong about them serving in the same unit.
If it is true that William crawled off to die, I am wondering if he may have been taken captive.
If you can help me to discover what became of William, I would be in your debt. I would like to solve this family mystery.
|Jamie Fisk||John Thomas d. 1909|
You had entered the following information before transferring to me today.
Company F 34th Georgia Infantry CSA. Enlisted as a 2nd Sergeant at Trenton, Georgia in 1861. Discharged from service May 3,1865. His military pension was applied for in Jackson County, Alabama August 12,1909 by his widow, Martha Thomas.
I could not find his pension application by Martha on Fold 3. Where did you find it? I would like to see what else it might have about his life. Thank you! Jamie
|Jamie Fisk||John Thomas|
Thank you for transferring the memorial for John Thomas to me. Also, I appreciate the information you entered regarding his military service.
|Darrell Landrum||PM Buncomb|
Hi Hutch, I posted a memorial and photo for this gentleman, but am not sure I have his name correctly spelled. I went with what is in the Diuguid burial records. His memorial is 125160558. Fairly certain he was with the 15th Alabama. Any help is always appreciated.
Your story was amazing and I love the kindness you show to those who add information~ I appreciate you transferring John Jackson Butler to me~ I will tend him with care ~~ blessings to you
|Suanne Bourns Morgan||civil war dead|
i did enjoy your heartfelt story very much. It has made this convoluted and arduous search for ancesters so much more real.
|Betty Chambers||Abner Palmer|
Thank you for transferring the Abner Palmer memorial. And thank you for all the hard work that you have put into this project. I look forward to exploring.
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