|Rich Dohm (#47091329)|
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I live in the Carytown section of Richmond, Virginia, USA, one time capital of the Confederate States of America. I grave the area of New Jersey to Georgia, looking for family burials.|
And often while walking those cemeteries I'll see some neglected or damaged or sinking markers, so I tidy them up, take a picture and post it, feeling like I might be their last best chance to be remembered to some future researcher. We all have the same goal, we're working for posterity, and I think this data base has become a number-one stop for any serious family history researcher.
I'm a U.S. Navy veteran, Vietnam era, duty aboard the USS Canopus AS-34. I raised a family, but lost my wife. I made a career in newspaper production, am now retired, and enjoy volunteer gravestone photography.
The best way I've found to get a readable gravestone photo is to redirect sunlight to create shadows in the carved surface.
Anyone who wants to use my photos may do so, without any restriction, so help yourself. They have been posted here for you to use. And if you want a transfer, simply ask for it.
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|Linda Parrish||CSA soldier|
Rich, This is a shot in the dark but I'm seeking the grave of my Great Grandfather David Samuel Wingard who I believe died in Richmond on Jan.17, 1863. He made it through the Battle of Fredericksburg safely and got sick with pneumonia and died in the Receiving Wayside Hospital in Richmond ( General Hospital #9).
Confederate Military records from the National Archives list his name as D S Wingood. He was born 0n April 27, 1831. He served in the 5th Alabama Regiment Company H.
I know your time is valuable but if you get a chance would you please do a little research in the cemeteries in and around Richmond and see if you can locate his grave. I know this is a lot to ask but I have searched many of the cemeteries around that area and have not found him. He may be in a unmarked grave and it is not possible to find him but would you please see what you can do?
Would you please spend a hour or two searching for him? I'm not asking for any more than that. Since you live in Richmond you will know the cemeteries around that area.
Please don't feel obligated in any way to do this. I just thought I'd ask. I will understand if you had rather not get involved.
Either way, thank you. Linda Wingard Parrish
|Essex||RE: Elmwood Cemetery ~ Davis|
You're welcome. Had this one day of sunshine in a week filled with rain.
Added by Essex on Apr 15, 2015 3:19 PM
|deanna french||FAG Photo|
Thanks so much Rich. You are appreciated! Isn't it so sad we have so many unidentified, or unrecorded soldiers?!
|Mike B.||Susie Mayo|
Thanks Rich for the photo. Finally spring has sprung.
Added by Mike B. on Apr 14, 2015 2:18 PM
|michael gavin||David Gilfillan|
Thank you for the wonderful photo of my 2nd great grand uncle David Very nice!!!! My father wrote the Regt. History on the 100th PA. Thanks!
|Diane Blair||RE: H C Long - Virginia|
I have been using a mirror, just never thought to support it with plywood. Thanx.
May have been a drive by or walk through, don't recall as have done both in those older areas of Elmwood. I believe those photos were taken in either section nine or 12 of the cemetery. I will find and re-photograph them for you next time I'm at Elmwood. Happy to help. If you prefer, please make a photo request and another volunteer may get there even sooner. There are quite a few of us who volunteer to take photos at Elmwood, a massive cemetery of over 100,000 gravesites.
Added by Essex on Apr 08, 2015 3:33 PM
|Diane Blair||H C Long - Virginia|
Thank you Rich for the photos on this grave entry. I corrected the bio.
Love your idea of reinforcing the mirror and adding what looks like a brace/hinge for easier use. Going to go out and make my own right away. Diane
|Dennis Hubscher||Pvt George Washington TODD|
Well, its been 3 years. Today, I noticed Hollywood Cemetery and Findagrave.com changed their records to agree with mine. Wonderful!
Tomorrow in the outgoing mail is a letter to the Cemetery and $100.00 check requesting their assistance in getting a tombstone.
Hope it all goes well.
p.s. Thanks for the photos.
|George Seitz||RE: Forest Lawn Cemetery ~|
Thanks Rich. I did that. That was very observant and nice of you.
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