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Mike B. (#47525629)
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Bio Photo There are over 98,100 souls buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond, Va. and 11,800 Confederate soldiers give or take a 1,000. The picture on the left Is the Confederate section Oakwood Cemetery taken in 1865. Please DO NOT WASH HEADSTONES!!! You can destroy them by using any kind of soap, bleach, Ajax. I came across a marble stone over 200 years old a few years ago. I went back and somebody had cleaned it. It was all pitted and the details were almost gone and the stone turned gray. Reason you do not clean them. There are chemicals in all modern cleaning materials. They will eat them away faster than the weather. SO LEAVE THEM ALONE!!! If you can't read them DO A RUBBING with paper and pencil. Post the headstone and the rubbing together. I also found out you can use thin aluminum foil using a soft brush and brush lightly over the letters. I'm starting to see where people are rewriting history to fit there agenda.//// F. A. Q. How do I get a relative's memorial transferred to me?
First, Determine if you really need the memorial transferred to you for management. Transferring of management should only be requested If you have extensive changes to make to a memorial. You can add photos and suggest corrections without having to request management. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. With hundreds of thousands of contributors, we have many overlapping family trees and it would be impossible for all contributors to manage their entire tree. Also, the goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it.
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Thanks for sending the corrections to Oakwood. I try to double check all the names before I create a new memorial but sometimes I get distracted and think I checked it when I really didn't. I fixed the issues.

If you have a map of Oakwood that you can send me, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks for letting me know.
Added by cleemiller on Oct 24, 2014 1:43 PM
Ernestine MassieTabor
Kate and Joseph Goin
Thank you so much Mike for the beautiful photo you were able to get for my family. I had looked so long for the family and I appreciate your pictures so much. You were so careful to get me such a detailed picture. I am indeed grateful. Tina
Added by Ernestine MassieTabor on Oct 23, 2014 4:30 PM
Dottie Meadows
Samuel Fleming Ford
Thank you so much for the burial information for Samuel Fleming Ford. I appreciate your time and effort.
Added by Dottie Meadows on Oct 23, 2014 12:51 PM
Dottie Meadows
Alice Ford
Do you have a burial location for her? Thank you.
Added by Dottie Meadows on Oct 23, 2014 12:47 PM
Fred Purdue
RE: John Gallaway
Hi Mike, You'll have to contact the person who created the memorial. I just posted the requested picture, they have to change the order.
Added by Fred Purdue on Oct 19, 2014 4:04 PM
Ed Hightower
RE: Lewis H. Bedingfield at Oakwood
Thank you very much for adding the letter. It answers all of my questions. I did find out the entire 28 pages of Lewis H. Bedingfield's Service to the Confederacy is available from the National Archives Compiled Service Records. Nevertheless thank you again for going an extra mile to assist another Find A Grave Volunteer. I certainly appreciate it.
Ed Hightower
Added by Ed Hightower on Oct 14, 2014 9:15 AM
Ed Hightower
Lewis H. Bedingfield at Oakwood
Dear Mike B.
Thank you for your work on soldiers buried at Oakwood. When we lived in Richmond I visited that Cemetery.
I need your help on the "claim" you mentioned was filed by Willis Bedingfield father of Lewis H. Bedingfield. Would you please advise where I can obtain copies of the documents filed by Willis Bedingfield in this regard. I need the dates and his place of residence at the time of filing. I have already noted the document explaining back pay and other money due Lewis. It did not however mention his father which is why I am contacting you.
Thank you and regards
Ed Hightower
Added by Ed Hightower on Oct 14, 2014 6:37 AM
Traci Cornelius
John Brown
Thank you for the information on John Brown, Company K, 37 NC Infantry.

Do you have any information on John Brown, Company A, 9 Regiment? He is on the list from Ashe County. When did he die? Where is he buried?
Added by Traci Cornelius on Oct 12, 2014 12:39 PM
William Tipton
Richard Redfield Tipton, Sr-
I am looking for Paul Tipton to see what his relationship is to Richard Tipton-
Added by William Tipton on Oct 12, 2014 11:43 AM
Carole Conrad
thanks for contacting me

here is what I have.
I updated grave
NC census aged 25, 1860 AsCC HH#569.

Co. K, 37th NC Inf.
Born in Wilkes Co.,
Res. of Alleghany Co., where he Enl. on 9/15/61, age 25.
Died in camp near Richmond, VA on 6/9/62
Added by Carole Conrad on Oct 06, 2014 1:10 AM
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