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4th Michigan Infantry (#47025829)
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Bio Photo My name is George Wilkinson and I am an avid researcher and historian for the Fourth Michigan Infantry. This was a regiment serving the Union forces in the American Civil War. I maintain a website which provides a great amount of information about the regiment and the men that fought under her flag. I am very interested in collecting actual relics as well as reliable information that relates to the soldiers of the Fourth Michigan Infantry, so please contact me if you have anything that you'd like to share. I can also be of assistance in obtaining military files from the National Archives (for a fee) should you need them for any soldier in this unit.

I would like to thank each and every Find-A-Grave member that have assisted me in re-uniting the men of the Fourth Michigan Infantry together through memorial transfers. My appreciation is also extended to those who have contributed additional information for these memorials resulting in a more accurate tribute to a soldier's life.

Some members have asked why I request the transfer of a memorial rather than suggesting a correction...and that's a very valid question.

If, while managing a soldier's memorial, I am contacted by one of his descendants, not only can I then transfer that memorial to them if they ask, but I can also provide them additional information and resources in order to help them learn more about their ancestor's service in the Civil War. That is one of my primary goals as a Find-A-Grave help other members, historians, genealogists, and most importantly, the descendents of these men, take an interest in the Fourth Michigan Infantry during the Civil War.

Direct descendants and "sincerely interested" members are more than welcome to ask for the transfer of a memorial. I personally believe that "sharing" is the ultimate Find-A-Grave policy, and will always work with those who feel the same.

Please remember, that in reality, we are all "temporary custodians" of these memorials, and "hoarding" them does absolutely nothing to benefit them. Find-A-Graves transfer request policy is a "guideline" not a crutch, so show some compassion to those that ask, while you're still here to answer.

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Richard Williams
George S. Choates
Sources: " Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War 1861 -1865, vol. 4", also known as the "Brown Book" and personal research from the soldier's Compiled Military Service Records and Pension Application file from the National Archives.

Can you find, or refer me to more information on George S. Choats May 1838 -24 Aug 1906. He is buried at the Danville National Cemetery in Danville, Vermillion, Illinois. Thank you, Richard Williams
Added by Richard Williams on Aug 21, 2016 1:27 PM
Alice Cook
RE: Timothy Keely grave photos
You are very welcome. And if I can figure out how to stand it up in the correct position I will as soon as I do.
Added by Alice Cook on Jun 21, 2016 10:57 AM
Alice Cook
I am sorry that my picture is side ways. Crazy thing I can not figure out how to fix. Ever since I upgraded to windows 10 my pictures are only read in original format. I have not been able to figure out how to turn them on F.A.G. I turn them in my file before attaching them and they still turn.
Added by Alice Cook on Jun 20, 2016 8:09 PM
judy s
Charles Fletcher
Hi George-Glad you got it ok! Thank you for the Military data for Charles!!!! Judy
Added by judy s on Jun 09, 2016 2:41 PM
Herbert Rickards
George Purdy part 2
I just transferred George Purdy obit to your safe keeping.

Sorry I said Minnesota instead of Michigan Sorry my bad >_<
Added by Herbert Rickards on Jun 07, 2016 4:15 PM
Herbert Rickards
George Purdy
I'm sorry to say that most of my Civil war images are long gone as I sold them all to another collector, but I did scan them all and listed any info about the soldiers written on the back. I had a few IDed fellows from the state Minnesota I'll look up the files (This will take some time as I have several 100 disks to look though.

Herb Rickards
Added by Herbert Rickards on Jun 07, 2016 4:09 PM
RE: Memorial Transfer of James Henry
My pleasure, I wanted to wait until Memorial Day to transfer him. I also want to thank you for keeping his unit together and updating them. Eileen
Added by Eileen on May 30, 2016 7:10 PM
Amasa Taylor Scott 36698465 @ East Berlin Cemetery
St. Clair Co., Michigan. Hi George - I took a nice close-up of Amasa's pillar monument with dates. So glad our paths keep crossing.
Added by Marguerite on May 10, 2016 7:42 PM
Ginger Wright
RE: Charles Albert McCausey
Thank you so much. hope you have a very nice day
Added by Ginger Wright on Apr 18, 2016 10:14 AM
Ginger Wright
Charles Albert McCausey
This person is in my family tree and i have him being born in 5 Nov 1840. The reason why I am letting you know is that the date you have on here is he was born before his parents married. thank you

Ginger Wright
Added by Ginger Wright on Apr 01, 2016 8:09 AM
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