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4th Michigan Infantry (#47025829)
 member for 8 years, 6 months, 12 days
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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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RE: Catherine Degolyer memorial
I have found out that she is the mother. I am looking forward to the picture Thanks
Added by Desertthorn on Nov 22, 2016 9:31 PM
RE: Catherine Degolyer memorial
I've tried to find a connection and I believe that your correct, but I can't find anything. I have sent emails to folks with her on their family tree to ask but haven't heard back.
Added by Desertthorn on Nov 17, 2016 8:51 AM
Bill Porteous
RE: Hendrick Tigchon memorial duplication
Could you tell me specifically what the errors are?
The birth, death, enlistment, and discharge dates are the same. The Company is the same.

Thank you.

Bill Porteous
Added by Bill Porteous on Nov 09, 2016 11:36 AM
Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
check out 56955437 David Tilden Crozier
I'm not sure it's the same unit you're interested in, but i thought of you when I saw it


Added by Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey on Nov 02, 2016 2:33 PM
deanna french
Rutherford Co.Gardner Wells Civil War Veteram
May I use the photo that you contributed to the Find A Grave memorial for Gardner Wells to post on the Vermont Civil War site? (
You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.
Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Sep 23, 2016 12:59 PM
RE: Willard Center
ok thanks!
Added by TheBlueJar on Sep 20, 2016 2:19 PM
Willard Center
Hi there

You put a flower on this memorial with a picture

Is one of the guys in the photo the person in the memorial

Added by TheBlueJar on Sep 19, 2016 10:57 AM
Joseph Mann
Benjamin Allen - Chalmette
The headstone for Benjamin Allen was located and added to his memorial page.

Added by Joseph Mann on Sep 10, 2016 1:47 PM
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
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