|Kurt Lau (#46787540)|
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|I have been photographing grave stones since the 1980's in the southern N.J./PA area. I first started (like many) with my own family tree, and then I started photographing tombstones of Civil War and Revolutionary War Veterans' gravesites (among others) in the late 1980's. I moved to southeast GA in 1996 and continued with my project. I have MANY more photos (about 2000) than the ones I have posted on FIND-A-GRAVE. Any changes or corrections to my photos or information please feel free to contact me. Also anyone wanting to use my photos for ANY reason, please ask first. Thanks.|
P.S. I've also been (since the early 1970's) a HUGE Philadelphia PHILLIES and FLYERS fan!! Greg (THE BULL) Luzinski was my favorite Phillie!
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|James A Gamblin||Inez Rigdon|
Thank you for the picture of Inez's grave site.
|Benjamin Romine||RE: grave of Lt.Col John C. Mounger|
Thank you for your reply to my inquires. Your information and recommendations are quite helpful. I am not sure whether your reference to 'trying to find' LtC Moungers's grave means that you sought Cemetery information re: the location of his grave or that you searched for it without success. At- any-rate-, I plan to contact the office at North Laurel Grove Cemetery and possibly The Veterans Administration about acquiring a marker.
I have research material that interestingly says that a Gettysburg physician nine years after the battle, was able, through records locating known Confederate burials in addition to his own knowledge of locations, was able to recover the remains of 3,320 soldiers of the estimated 5,000 to 5,500 killed. Shipment of remains to four cemeteries in Va.,NC, SC, and Ga. occurred in 1871. Forty of them including those of Lt. Col. Mounger were received by North Laurel Grove in Savannah. As you may know his lot # is 853 and grave#14--unmarked.
Again, thank you and sincere best wishes.
|Benjamin Romine||grave of Lt.Col John C. Mounger|
Dec. 24, 2014
Mr. Kurt Lau:
Dear sir, I am interested in information re: Lt. Col. John C. Mounger,CSA buried in N. Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, GA. (burial lot #853; grave#14 unmarked )
In your note above you referred to Col. Mounger's remains being re-interred at Savannah in 1971. My research suggests that a Dr. O' Neal of Gettysburg located and arranged to transport 3,320 remains to four large cities in the South for re-internment. Savannah received 30 bodies in 1871 (Could 1971 you mentioned have been a typo?)
I live in the South Georgia town (QUITMAN) where Lt. Col. Mounger lived with his family and practiced law until, at age 56, he formed The Brooks County Rifles later to be company "H" in the 9th Ga. Infantry Regiment which he commanded.
Lt. Col. Mounger was killed in action leading the 9th Ga. in a charge against a Union position at Gettysburg. He had three sons all of whom were killed in the War.
Lt. Col. Mounger;
-- was the grandson of Revolutionary War hero Elijah Clarke
-- Awarded "The Roll of Honor of the Confederate States of America" ( the Confederate equivalent of the U.S. Medal of Honor)
I am trying to locate living descendants without success thus far. Also, I am trying to put together a paper detailing the life of this hero of the Confederacy and our small town.
Do you know of who I might contact about placing a grave marker for this man. I would also appreciate any other information you or others may have about his living relatives.
Benjamin Romine, M.D.
|Tweety Emmett||Greenmount Cemetery sign|
Thank you Kurt.
Thank you so much for the photo of Alexander Britt. It is a beautiful stone and photo. I really appreciate your time and effort to photograph and share with me, my family stones.
Have a great day!!
Added by XO on Dec 03, 2014 2:47 PM
|Tweety Emmett||Greenmount Cemetery sign|
I was wondering if I can have your permission to copy and Publish the cemetery sign for my family tree, I will cite the photo as yours. Thank you.
|Peg||RE: Charles Ewing Elmer (1819-1889)|
Thanks, Kurt! If you're interested in researching this branch of the Elmer family, please email me here's my address msimons at siue.edu
Thanks again. Peg
Added by Peg on Jul 31, 2014 8:28 PM
|Peg||Charles Ewing Elmer (1819-1889)|
I'm wondering where you found the great photo of Charles Ewing Elmer (1819-1889). Thanks very much for posting it. Best wishes, Peg
Added by Peg on Jul 31, 2014 7:45 AM
|Joz||RE: Margaret Corson Epitaph (N.J.)|
Hi Kurt, I checked the photo out with a magnifying glass and you were right about the age of 21. However, it is 5 months and again you were right about the days of 11. Thanks for the information (I am not related). Head of the River was the first cemetery I walked and photographed a long time ago. That was also a nice story you told me. God Bless you. Joz
Added by Joz on Apr 07, 2014 7:46 PM
I was wondering if you knew who LTC Joseph Smith Cone's parents were. I am hoping he is a distant relative of mine.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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