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Rich Dohm (#47091329)
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Bio Photo I live in the Carytown section of Richmond, Virginia, USA, an urban environment second to none. I grave the area of New Jersey to Georgia, looking for lost or forgotten cemeteries.

And often while walking those cemeteries I'll see some neglected or damaged or sinking markers, so I tidy them up, sometimes get more involved, then take a picture and post it, feeling like I might be their last best chance to be remembered for some future researcher. We all have the same purpose, we're all working for posterity, and I think this data base has become a number-one stop for any 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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Joan S.
RE: Gate of Heaven Cemetery ~
You're very welcome, I'm glad I could help. Joan S.
Added by Joan S. on May 29, 2016 7:03 PM
Michael wolcott
RE: George Lord ~ Mount Prospect Cemetery

I am so glad to have found him for you - I guess some of our relatives like to play hide and seek.

I can transfer management to you if you'd like, just let me know.

Added by Michael wolcott on May 14, 2016 12:08 PM
Gene Baumwoll CSW
Delancy Cole's memorial photo
Thank you for adding that photo to his memorial. Admin had been deleting the unknown soldier's photo from that memorial for an unknown reason. They said it was because I personally didn't take the picture. I found his wife's grave in Peekskill and linked him to his family- His death in prison was unknown to her at the time of her demise- So after 150 years they are reunited.
Added by Gene Baumwoll CSW on Apr 21, 2016 7:48 AM
Jeffry Burden
RE: MOLLUS ~ removals to Richmod National?
Thanks for writing. That conclusion was based on my research of several sources, two in particular: 1) the Cemetery's day-to-day burial records, which on careful review showed that the POWs had been buried not in the Cemetery itself, but in two large pits adjacent to the "City Hospital and Poor House", a/k/a the "City Hospital," a/k/a the "Richmond poor house", located a few yards east of the east Cemetery wall; and 2) volume 4 of the "Roll of Honor" (the series of books that list all Civil War burials in National Cemeteries), states that a total of 556 sets of remains were disinterred from the "City Hospital" or the "Poor-house, Richmond." This finding had jibed with my suspicion that he City woud not have wasted valuable space on POWs. Also, it was the active policy of the Feds to find, disinter and rebury soldier remains in national cemeteries. The Loyal Legion marker, for which I was responsible, is a little confusing. It was drafted as my research began to show the POWs were moved, but I didn't want to lose the opportunity to memorialize them. May I ask about your interest in this subject?
Added by Jeffry Burden on Apr 07, 2016 3:04 PM
Jim Ottmer
George Camp
Thank you for the photo and the great explanation. We had not idea. Great bit of work on your part.
Jim Ottmer
Added by Jim Ottmer on Apr 07, 2016 8:11 AM
J Wingo
RE: Riverside Cemetery ~ Prince
You're welcome, Rich. Also found Ottie his 5-yr son in same plot. Sad story. EF only lived 8 more years after losing Ottie.
Added by J Wingo on Mar 30, 2016 7:34 AM
Chambers Family - Holy Sepulchre, Michigan

I started to fulfill your photo request for Mr. and Mrs. William Chambers at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Michigan.

I apologize for the condition of Mrs. Edna's photo. I'm returning in the morning to take another photo. Her stone was under a bit of mud and I was able to wash it off, but due to a lack of time, I wasn't able to get a better photograph (lack of sun and a wet stone make for a poor picture.)

Also, there was another Chambers, next to Mr. William. Her information is as follows:
1871 1944

If you make Mrs. Agnes' memorial, I can post her photos.

Thanks & Later.
Added by Zelda on Mar 12, 2016 8:25 PM
Leona Henderson
RE: Flewellen, Curtis and Mattie

Edit has been added and I appreciate the additional information--

I also read your bio and would like to thank you for your service as I am the wife of a retired Marine and know the sacrifices that the service member and his family make as a service to our country.

I will reserve the transfer for a "closer" family member should they contact me.

Thanks for your dedication to preserving history with Find A Grave
Added by Leona Henderson on Mar 06, 2016 8:35 PM
Trish Coate
RE: James Hassett
Thanks for your message! The Confederates would have treated a Union soldier in a Confederate prison hospital. General Hospital No. 21, a former tobacco factory, housed 600-700 Union soldiers by the summer of 1864. Do you really think he would be among the unknown soldiers at Richmond National or do you think he would still be at Oakwood? Should I make a duplicate memorial or just note that we was likely interred there first. Thanks :)
Added by Trish Coate on Feb 25, 2016 10:29 PM
Cindy Vaughan
RE: Miller's ~ Harleigh Cemetery
Im not done. I only did those from phone on way home. I have more. Can you give me your email address (via ancestry)and I'll send them all to you.
Added by Cindy Vaughan on Feb 24, 2016 1:52 PM
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