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Bernadette Loeffel - Atkins (#1478862)
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Bio Photo Bernadette Loeffel - Atkins is a Civil War Enthusiast, author, editor and lecturer. Her main field of study is Victorian Mourning Rituals. She has authored a book entitled "Widow's Weeds & Weeping Veils: Mourning Rituals in 19th Century America" and "The Land Beyond the River: Children and Mourning in 19th Century America." Ms. Loeffel-Atkins has also toured London's Victoria & Albert Museum and Highgate Cemetery studying their Victorian Mourning rituals. While in Austria she toured a number of cemeteries, crypts and cathedrals.
Her hobbies include touring and photographing old, historic cemeteries and collecting mourning artifacts.She enjoys listening to music of the 1930's ,40s and 50s, as well as classical.
She is currently working on research of the Class of 1861 at West Point as well as a Civil War Notables gravesite tour book. Her current release, Gettysburg's Haunted Address: Spirits of the Farnsworth House Inn has just been published.
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Helen (Holly) (nee Head) Bossley
Dale Swendsen
Please add his father:
Memorial #70709764 William Swendsen
Thank You
Holly
Added by Helen (Holly) (nee Head) ... on Mar 18, 2015 5:40 AM
Greg B
Blocher transfers
Bernadette,

I would like to know if you would be willing to transfer the memorials for two of my relatives to me? The would be:
David Blocher Find A Greave Memorial# 43533480
Henrietta Blocher Find A Grave Memorial# 43533546

Thank you for your consideration,

Greg Blocher
Added by Greg B on Feb 20, 2015 11:16 AM
Derwin
FAG King 58099300, 58099297
LeRoy King was my grandfather; Kenneth King was his brother. I would like to post a portrait of the two of them. To that end I would respectfully ask if you could remove the pictures of the cemetery building from each memorial as it is readily available by clicking on the cemetery name, and I will then replace that photo with the above-mentioned photo. I would also like to know if you know any way of putting a caption on the photo so I can make clear who is who. Thank you for your attention.
Added by Derwin on Jan 17, 2015 3:48 AM
Mary Jane Evertz
william tourison
Tried to get this added on his site but didn't get an answer. Wondering if you could add it to the picture you posted. "Promoted from 2d Lieut., March 1, 1863; killed at Gettysburg, Pa., July 3, 1863 Company E
"the Colonel, seeing the disadvantage to us in this position, ordered the regiment to advance into a narrow timbered ravine just in our front and somewhat lower than the
breastworks. This move was our salvation, for when the Confederates advanced and saw the breastworks, they supposing we were there, directed their fire on said works, while we were shielded behind rocks and trees. When the order to fire was given by Colonel Pardee, the Rebel line of battle, which had advanced to within a short distance of our own hidden line, dropped almost out of sight. So severe was our fire that the writer saw five Confederates drop side by side, who had just touched elbows on this their last charge.
The enemy with their famous Rebel yell made repeated charges upon our lines, but were as often swept back with fearful slaughter, our men holding their fire until the enemy was at close range and finally, broken and dispirited, the Rebels were driven from the field. Owing to the nature of the ground where our regiment stood, the enemy's fire passed, for most part, harmless over our heads, and consequently, the loss was small compared with that which we inflicted, and with the mortal nature of this
wonderful battle. The loss in the regiment was five killed and sixteen wounded. Lieutenant Wm. H. Tourison, of Company E, was among the killed."
Excerpt P. 190 "Lamented Comrade's Writings Tell of Service Of Locally Recruited, Civil War Unit in 147th Regiment"

By M. S. SCHROYER
Added by Mary Jane Evertz on Nov 14, 2014 11:06 AM
E. J. Ditman
Emma M. Ridgaway
Bernadette, I received a message from Tony & Cindy Lloyd that my memorial #101253614 for Emma M. Ridgaway is a duplicate of your memorial #21255459 (where her name is incorrectly spelled "Ridgway"). I also find that my memorial #101250169 for her sister Mary E. Joyner, buried in the same grave, is a duplicate of one that you had made previously. Mary E. Joyner is my great-grandmother. My memorials for these sisters are more detailed, with links for parents, etc. Can my information be somehow incorporated into yours, or substituted for them? Thank you. Emma Ditman
Added by E. J. Ditman on Sep 27, 2014 12:54 PM
Zoe Tom
Thorne people
This is to let you know, I just added a lot more Thorne people at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Most of them have tombstones.

Do you still take pictures there?

Zoe
Added by Zoe Tom on Aug 30, 2014 1:08 AM
Lisha Bikle
Memorial #38224639
Would you please link the above referenced memorial for Theodore J. Kane with his parents in the same cemetery. They are: Father - George Alymer Kane #6909108 and Mother - Margaret A. Kimple Kane #6909110. Thank you so very much!
Added by Lisha Bikle on Feb 23, 2014 1:15 PM
Bronx Cop
Caspar Buberl
I added a memorial for this person and the realized that you already had added one. The problem is that you put him in the wrong cemetery. You have him in New St. Raymond's Cemetery. He is in Old St. Raymond's Cemetery in Section 3. If you move your memorial to the right cemetery, I'll be happy to delete the one that I made. Thank you. I also noticed that on the photo of the grave on your page, there is a sculpture on the monument. That is now gone. It must have been stolen? What a shame.
Added by Bronx Cop on Dec 25, 2013 11:33 AM
Darrell Landrum
John Chandler
Hi Bernadette, I was in the Stonewall Jackson Cemetery in Lexington, Virginia this past summer and have posted a photo of this gentleman's grave marker to your memorial.

Darrell Landrum
Lynchburg, Virginia
Added by Darrell Landrum on Nov 21, 2013 2:12 AM
Sharon Hutchison
Myrtilla Miner
Thank you very much Bernadette.
Sharon
Added by Sharon Hutchison on Sep 02, 2013 4:19 PM
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