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Mike B. (#47525629)
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Bio Photo There are over 75,100 souls buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond, Va. and 11,800 Confederate soldiers give or take a 1,000. The picture on the left Is the Confederate section Oakwood Cemetery taken in 1865. Please DO NOT WASH HEADSTONES!!! You can destroy them by using any kind of soap, bleach, Ajax. I came across a marble stone over 200 years old a few years ago. I went back and somebody had cleaned it. It was all pitted and the details were almost gone and the stone turned gray. Reason you do not clean them. There are chemicals in all modern cleaning materials. They will eat them away faster than the weather. SO LEAVE THEM ALONE!!! If you can't read them DO A RUBBING with paper and pencil. Post the headstone and the rubbing together. I also found out you can use thin aluminum foil using a soft brush and brush lightly over the letters. I'm starting to see where people are rewriting history to fit there agenda.//// F. A. Q. How do I get a relative's memorial transferred to me?
First, Determine if you really need the memorial transferred to you for management. Transferring of management should only be requested If you have extensive changes to make to a memorial. You can add photos and suggest corrections without having to request management. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. With hundreds of thousands of contributors, we have many overlapping family trees and it would be impossible for all contributors to manage their entire tree. Also, the goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it.
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Admiral Semmes
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 74193315
Thanks Mike! If you care to send me an email address, I'll email you a copy of my article upon completion. Also, if you care to send me your full name, under the caption of the photo I'll put "Photo courtesy of ----." Thanks again!
Added by Admiral Semmes on Apr 10, 2014 8:15 AM
Admiral Semmes
Find A Grave Memorial# 74193315

I was wondering if I can get your authorization to publish a copy of the photo of the tombstone of Lieut Edwin Searle Rogers at Cold Harbor National Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 74193315) for an article I'm writing about the death of Lt. Rogers. I will of course be happy to send you a copy of the article upon completion, and to provide additional info upon request.

Added by Admiral Semmes on Apr 09, 2014 2:39 PM
Sandra Blake
Maude Burruss, Martha Bordonie & Kathleen Bordonie
Mike, I would be glad to transfer these family members to you. I don't think I am any kin. When I go to the cemetery I usually take pictures of stones around the ones I go to photograph. And I agree, family should be with family.
Added by Sandra Blake on Apr 06, 2014 3:37 PM
RE: Benjamin F. Allen
I was in a position to help and glad I could do this for you.
I hope the photo furthers your research in what sounds like an exciting adventure and dedication of B. Allen in his service of our country.
Added by grapevine on Apr 01, 2014 10:57 AM
RE: Pvt. Henry C. Eggelton
Thank you for the correction.
Added by Goldeneagle on Mar 15, 2014 5:09 AM
Georgia Girl
George Washington Garrett, Jr., C.S.A.
Mike B., Appreciated you sharing his C.S.A. service record.
Added by Georgia Girl on Mar 07, 2014 4:53 AM
RE: Permission to use image in a book

The photo I would appreciate permission to use is of the gravestone for Peter Gainey, a soldier in the 8th SC Infantry (top image on the page).

My book is a history and roster of the 8th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, Kershaw's Brigade, C.S.A. It will be published by Broadfoot Publishing Company, Wilmington, NC, as part of the South Carolina Regimental/Roster Set(see

I'll be happy to credit you for the image in the manner you prefer.

Thank you.

Added by on Mar 03, 2014 7:28 PM
Permission to use image in a book
Do you have an email address for contact? I would like to request your permission to use some of your gravestone images in a book. Thank you.
Added by on Mar 03, 2014 1:37 PM
Barbara Anne Potter
Tazewell Griffith
You had written the following message to my extended cousin. Have you gotten the info you need ?

Isaac Griffith
I have Ruth Hale for his mother. I have Caleb, Elizabeth, Sarah, Viola, Margerate, John, Nancy, Martha and Wiley as his brother and sisters. I'm I wrong on that. I need to get my tree right. Tazewell has given me a fit I could only find bits and peaces about him. Never found out if he married or anything about him. Did he move out of Virginia?
Added by Mike B. on Sep 11, 2011 5:07 PM
Added by Barbara Anne Potter on Feb 24, 2014 5:35 PM
Tom Reed
RE: Re: Samuel Orren Reid
Thank you for the information and getting me straight on the section, row and grave number protocol. I also appreciate knowing the veterans are buried there three to a grave. Do you know if they are in caskets individually or just direct burial side by side?

Thanks again.

Tom Reed
Added by Tom Reed on Feb 17, 2014 5:03 AM
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