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Hutch (#47312109)
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Bio Photo I am a retired Huntsville Alabama Police Officer. I have been a student of local history for many years. My main interests lie in Alabama Civil War Units. One of the saddest things about the Civil War was that so many young men left home and were never heard from again. Their families never knew how or where they died or where they were buried. Thanks to the work of many Findagrave contributors, I have reunited many of these brave men,if only in a virtual cemetery. These cemeteries are a constant work in progress and a tedious undertaking. If you have a relative that has not yet been included, please let me know and it would be my honor to add them. I welcome any and all info on any of my memorials and am always happy to transfer your kin folk. If you visit the memorial of any of these brave men, please honor them in any way you see fit. Whether or not you believe their cause was just, does not matter. What matters is that men from both sides fought and died protecting the only way of life they had ever known. "Alas! In how many Southern homes aching hearts waited through weary months for news of loved ones that never came until the suspense was replaced by the real certainty that the absent one had helped to swell the unknown dead of the Wheatfield, the Peach Orchard, or the Devil's Den of a Northern land."--J. Howard Wert. Sometimes I come home from work with a sore back or tired feet or maybe even a headache. Then I think of a 18 year old boy lying wounded in a dark field. He's hundreds of miles from home. He's thirsty,hungry and cold. He's crying for his Mama. Or I think of Robert and Sarah Milling, of Dallas County, who lost their five sons to the Confederate cause in the 20th Alabama Infantry. Suddenly, I don't feel so bad afterall.
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Johnny J. Sharp
John David "Dee" Sharp
Hutch, MANY THANKS for the transfer of my relative! Hope all is well with you and that you're having a blessed weekend.

Your friend,
Johnny J. Sharp
Added by Johnny J. Sharp on Jul 16, 2016 3:44 PM
Wanda Morrison Tillotson
FAG Parrott Walker
Hutch, I don't believe i could ever do a job near as good as you and you have been remarkable connecting the Find A Grave; thanks. Is there a reason I should know about? You can have it back. DAR & UDC Friendship, Wanda k Morrison Tillotson
Added by Wanda Morrison Tillotson on Jul 16, 2016 10:40 AM
Alice Minerval Tankersley Pruitt
Thank you for posting the memorial for Alice Minerva Tankersley Pruitt, she was my great grandmother and I never knew where she was buried since my she died a few days after my grandmother was born.
Added by Tonya on Jul 13, 2016 9:13 AM
cindi scott
Cicero M Gregory
member of 41st AL Infantry Co I
do you where he is buried he lived in Fayette Co., AL and joined in Tuscaloosa
me: Gregory
Date of Birth:
Birth Information:
Date of Death:
Death Information:
Discharge Date:
Discharge Information:
Branch: Infantry
Regimental Unit: 41st Alabama Regiment
Company Unit: I
Co. Unit Name:
Pension Rec:
Authority: Muster in roll, Tuscaloosa, Ala, May 29, 1862.
First Name: Cicero MI: M.
Marital Status:
Enlistment Date: 1862/05/29
Enlistment Information: Age 27, Alabama, Fayette County, Private.
Engage. con't:
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Other Info:
Added by cindi scott on Jul 11, 2016 11:04 AM
Willie Smith
Moreland's Alabama Cavalry Battalion
I just found your virtual cemetery for Moreland's Battalion.

Please add my great-great grandfather, Private Samuel Y. Grisham: Find a Grave memorial: 65621652

He's buried at Miller Cemetery near Blodgett, Scott County, Missouri.

Added by Willie Smith on Jul 10, 2016 11:21 AM
Bob Atchison
W.D. Atchison - 164032946
Please add my gggrandfather (164032946) William D. Atchison to your virtual cemeteries.

Wounded at Chancellorsville.
At Appomattox when Lee surrendered.

Thanks for all your work!
Added by Bob Atchison on Jul 03, 2016 4:56 PM
Ida Durden
Hi, found the Civil War death record - He died Jun 8 1863 from Fibris Typhoides at General Receiving Hospital aka - Charity Hospital Gordonville, VA

Wiley Washington King

Thanks, Ida
Added by Ida Durden on Jun 30, 2016 2:54 PM
Kit Kolenda
Samual A Norrell
I'm doing my Sailor tree and was my paternal great grandmother's uncle. We had a bunch of Norrell and Sailor relatives in the CW. I would like to update your info a little bit.

Birth: 1840, Georgia, son of Thomas Norrell and Elizabeth Dicey
Cowgill. He never married.

No 's' at the end of his name.

I'm going to Nashville in Oct and will visit my great grandfather's grave at the CW Veterans cemetery at the Hermitage. I have been there twice (first time couldn't find him) second time brought him two CW fight flags and will replace them this year with new ones. My nephew was apparently the very first family member to ever visit the grave. He brought him a shot of whiskey and rolled a cigarette for him. I'm sure my g.grandather was pleased. He was in the GA 28th with his brother, who died early on of illness, several other Norrell family members. My ggrandather was Jeremiah Jackson Sailor. How's that for a cool name?
Regards....Kit Sailor Kolenda

Added by Kit Kolenda on Jun 29, 2016 3:05 AM
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Hi Hutch,

I took a couple of minutes to expand on the Wesley Bradford entry you recently corrected. Here's what I came up with. If you like it, please feel free to use some or all of it.


Welcome your additions and improvements to the following draft text:

SGT Wesley S. Bradford was born in Fostoria, Ohio. He enlisted for three years, at age 40, into Company A, Ohio 21st Volunteer Infantry Regiment, on 19 Sep 1861. He died at the Battle of Chickamauga, in Georgia. His death in battle was reported by the Hancock Jeffersonian newspaper in its 09 Oct 1863 edition, and elsewhere. This news was attributed to LT John C. Martin of the 21st. There is no known individual grave marker for SGT Bradford. His soldier record, provided by the National Park Service, can be found here (

SGT Bradford was married Sarah Ebersole and they had six children. He was a farmer. He also was a direct descendant of GOV William Bradford of Mayflower fame.

SGT Bradfordís unit fought exclusively in the Civil Warís Western Theater and that unit saw action in some of the war's bloodiest battles: Stones River, Chickamauga, the Atlanta Campaign, and Sherman's March to the Sea. According to the National Park Service, the Chickamauga battle was second only to Gettysburg in terms of American loss of life. A summary of the unitís engagements is available here (
Added by Chris on Jun 27, 2016 9:08 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 153167838
Hi Hutch,

As for Wesley S Bradford, a memorial you maintain, please know he was a Union soldier, not a Confederate one, and served with the OH 21st Infantry. I'll also let Gail and Scott know. Fun fact: He was a direct descendant of Gov. William Bradford, of Mayflower fame.

Added by Chris on Jun 21, 2016 6:25 AM
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