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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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|Bob Atchison||Memorial# 97528230|
First, thanks for adding my GG grandfather to your virtual cemetery.
Second, and I should have explained this when I made such a minor edit request on the above memorial. The search engine would not pick the name up even though it would pick up a very similar name. The period after the "A" seemed to fix it.
Thanks for your understanding and please keep the hard work up.
|Jan J. Shultz||Burrell Brewer|
Thanks for the transfer of Burrell Brewer.
Thanks for your service in gathering by units the Confederate Vets. Such a worthy endeavor!
All the best to you,
|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.
Johnny J. Sharp
|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
|Tonya||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
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Regimental Unit: 41st Alabama Regiment
Company Unit: I
Co. Unit Name:
Authority: Muster in roll, Tuscaloosa, Ala, May 29, 1862.
First Name: Cicero MI: M.
Enlistment Date: 1862/05/29
Enlistment Information: Age 27, Alabama, Fayette County, Private.
|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.
|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!
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
|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
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