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SSG Richard L. Smallwood-Roberts (#47892259)
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Bio Photo Researching and locating the final resting places of all my ancestors, no matter how distant. In addition, I am trying to locate (and manage) all the final resting places of the members of Company G, 1st Regiment, U.S. Sharpshooters (Berdan's), to make sure that each one has a fitting memorial on Find A Grave, and to manage all of those memorials as part of my research on all of them as part of a history of the Company I am writing which I intend to publish in the next year or two. If I have asked you to transfer one of them to me, that's why. It is not so that I can "collect" them. I am currently doing research on their history and families, and can then easily add it to their memorial and reference it later while writing the book if I manage the memorial. That's all. I'll transfer them back to the original managers when I am done if they wish, and even add the original managers to my list of contributors in the book, which (tentatively) will be titled "Wisconsin's Badger Scouts in the Army of the Potomac, 1861-1865." This book will not be a dry history of the U.S. Sharpshooters, but will focus on the individual members and their service throughout the war.

I specialize on Find A Grave in creating fitting biographies and service records for Civil War Veterans in my area, which includes extensive geneological research. I do this because I believe it's a duty. I have over 40 relatives that served during the Civil War on both sides, several that were in the Revolutionary War, and many in all the other wars that the U.S. has fought in, including the Seminole and Blackhawk Wars, and one that died with Custer at the Little Big Horn. Lt. Col William Barrett Travis, who commanded the Texans defending the Alamo was my fourth cousin, 4X removed. I love my family's military heritage.

I am currently serving in the United States Army. I have been deployed twice (Desert Storm and Afghanistan). I have served in the USMC, USMCR, ARNG, USAR, and Active Army. I am a member of Old Abe Camp #8, Dept. of Wisconsin, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. I am the first Commander of the Lt. Henry S. Swift Camp 137, SUVCW, Edgerton, WI.

I am a former member of the Society of Civil War Necrolithologists. This is a defunct organization that folded in 1996. I have started it back up again in the form of a Facebook group, The New Society of Civil War Necrolithologists.

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Added by A.J. Marik on Oct 11, 2015 10:45 AM
s schultz
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 139777707
They look AMAZING!
Added by s schultz on Sep 17, 2015 2:02 PM
s schultz
RE: Patrick E. Conley Mt. Olivet
Thanks. I'll get out there in the next couple of days to get those.
Added by s schultz on Aug 19, 2015 6:50 AM
s schultz
RE: Patrick E. Conley Mt. Olivet
If you can remind me of the names we might have time to check on them tomorrow. Thanks.
Added by s schultz on Aug 18, 2015 3:59 PM
s schultz
RE: Patrick E. Conley Mt. Olivet
Well that's interesting. Wouldn't you love to chat with him and find out why? Love the mysteries people leave behind.
Added by s schultz on Aug 18, 2015 12:41 PM
s schultz
RE: Patrick E. Conley Mt. Olivet
Excellent. We're always thrilled to meet those who understand what drives us. Stay cool today.
Added by s schultz on Aug 18, 2015 9:06 AM
s schultz
RE: Patrick E. Conley Mt. Olivet
Thanks. Maybe in our "quest" we'll find her. A small (4 people) band of us joined together this summer to photograph all the headstones in Mt. Olivet. Now comes the time consuming task of uploading a lot of pictures. Olivet started around 5300 and we expect by the time we're done we should be closer to 20,000. Who knows next year Oak Hill? We'll keep you posted if we find a link. Happy Researching!
Added by s schultz on Aug 18, 2015 7:22 AM
Janesville Gazette
I enjoyed the recent article in the Janesville Gazette highlighting you efforts to memorialize soldiers.
Added by sthurner on May 27, 2015 8:40 PM
Mary Catherine Smallwood
Hi cousin, today I found an old death certificate for a girl child born in Kirkwood, on June 19, 1878, and died of Diptheria at the age of 7yr. 2 mo. date of death 8-12-1885 at 6:25 p.m. could this be the child "Katherine" you listed under your g grandmother. I will post a memorial anyway, but wanted to know what you think.
Added by GenealogyJoan on May 11, 2015 4:24 PM
K McCarthy
Oakhill Civil War Memorials
I removed one photo each from the Find A Grave memorials that you requested. I believe showing photos at different times & replacements or cleaning or grave markers shows the families the history of Civil War Veterans memorials at Oakhill Cemetery. So one slot should be open for your photo on each memorial requested. A very nice project that you did in the Civil War section by a group of volunteers.
Thank you.
K McCarthy
Added by K McCarthy on May 03, 2015 4:44 PM
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