|Mike B. (#47525629)|
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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.|
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|Georgia Girl||George Washington Garrett, Jr., C.S.A.|
Mike B., Appreciated you sharing his C.S.A. service record.
|email@example.com||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 http://www.broadfootpublishing.com/scroster.html).
I'll be happy to credit you for the image in the manner you prefer.
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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.
|Barbara Anne Potter||Tazewell Griffith|
You had written the following message to my extended cousin. Have you gotten the info you need ?
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
|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?
Added by Tom Reed on Feb 17, 2014 5:03 AM
|Martie Groome-McGirt||RE: Pvt. John Yates|
Thanks so much for adding the information. The only Civil War records records I have are the ones from ancestry.com. I have him on my "Archives" list for the next time I get to Raleigh.
|Susan Hovermale||Daniel Bonnette|
Thanks for letting me know. I emailed them.
|brknhrt||RE: Pvt. William Borts|
Thank you for the reply. Yes, we have a small group working on some of the cemeteries to submit corrections for misspelled names, duplicates, etc. and the new edit system works so much faster than the old "submit and wait forever"!
Added by brknhrt on Jan 27, 2014 4:33 AM
|Ancestral Sleuth||RE: T. B. Beckham|
Thanks, it is fixed!
|Ancestral Sleuth||Pvt Thomas B. Beckham|
I have put everything I found out about Thomas on his memorial (87531220) page. He had a daughter named Sallie, who filed for a pension. I am still researching deeper. I will keep you aprised of any changes. When I am in DC next month, I will go to the National Archives and get his service record. Thanks for the transfer!
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