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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.

Leave flowers for the soldier who left home for you.

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Theresa Ely
RE: Photo request
George, You are very welcome.
Added by Theresa Ely on Nov 03, 2015 5:10 PM
Ralph Edwards
RE: Headstone for Morrell Goodrich
Excellent, as the great grandson of two Civil War veterans, I am pleased to have helped. If I can help in a similar manner in the future please let me know.
Added by Ralph Edwards on Oct 20, 2015 12:28 PM
Linda Baird
RE: Adam Mockimer
Hello George, Can you tell me what cemetery Adam Mockimer is buried in? I have only 3 Adam's listed in my family tree and none of them were in Michigan. Your help will be greatly appreciated so I can try to locate him in my family.
Linda Williams Baird
Added by Linda Baird on Oct 06, 2015 5:51 AM
RE: James Bingham information
Hi, this isn't in regard to James Bingham. You're looking for those that fought with the 4th Michigan Infantry?

This is one man I found with the following information:

Jehiel Wisner - Record of service of Michigan volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865

Enlisted in Company B, Fourth Infantry, Sept. 16, 1861, for 3 years. Mustered Sept. 16, 1861. Discharged for disability May 25, 1862.

I can send you documentation if he is one of the men you're interested in.
Added by Markat on Aug 30, 2015 9:57 AM
RE: Monta Heath info
Your welcome.
Linda Shaw
Added by famfinder on Aug 25, 2015 12:20 PM
Mark Peebles
W. W. C. Carpenter

I have made the transfer you requested for this memorial. I consider it an honor to have someone like you doing a project such as this.

If you find anymore I may have that you would like please let me know. I will not have an issue making transfers for something like this.

Best Regards,

Mark Peebles
Added by Mark Peebles on Jul 01, 2015 9:44 AM
RE: Daniel Adams photo request
You are welcome!!
Added by Jayne on Jun 29, 2015 11:29 AM
Linda Linn
RE: Marion Howe memorial
You are welcome. Let me know if you find any others I have added.
Added by Linda Linn on Jun 16, 2015 3:48 PM
Janet Stout
RE: Charles Carlton memorial
You are very welcome. Glad I could help. Janet
Added by Janet Stout on Jun 16, 2015 3:11 PM
RE: Charles G. Westfall
Hello George:

Just thought I would follow up with you on the location of Charles Westfall at Ashton East Cemetery. I talked with the Township Clerk and she indicated that there was a house fire in 1964 that destroyed all of the cemetery records. The township relies on family members coming forward to tell them where their family is buried or else do a physical walk of the cemetery, which I have done. She will be checking her records to see if anyone has come forward or if she has anything that shows where Mr. Westfall is located. I'll keep you posted.
Added by Meauwataka on May 27, 2015 7:59 AM
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