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Michael Wood (#47446530)
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Bio Photo I am the author of the website dedicated to the 16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, a colorful regiment in the American Civil War. The mission of my non-commercial website is to bring back together information, images, stories and the very soldiers who risked and gave their lives to defend the Union from 1861 to 1865. If anyone has any images of 16th Ohio Volunteer gravestones, I would appreciate letting me know so I can add to my site (and this one). Thanks to all you contributors and to FindAGrave for this fabulous and important website.

To "Trudy", who recently (February 2015) used my email address to send me a complaint about my FindAGrave actions but has her messages turned off so no one can talk with her: The reason I sometimes add a little information to the Flowers section is that when I send additional data to the contributor, the success rate of that info getting updated is about 30%. SO, I add it to the Flowers, along with my "16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Soldier" tag, and if the owner of the memorial wishes to move that info to the Bio, they can do so. In the meantime I have provided hard-researched data to people who might otherwise never find it. I have been active on FindAGrave for many years and I don't think the Flowers section is becoming "a mess" except in the mind of someone who is more concerned with perfect form and less interested in the good information provided that often helps people find out critical facts about their departed ancestors. Trudy, what really irritates me is that you chastise without enabling people to even respond to you. I have personally helped hundreds of people all over the world find interesting and important information about their ancestors or with other research. I have identified hundreds of people on FindAGrave as Civil War soldiers, a wonderful and colorful fact many descendants might not ever know. In 16+ years of working with genealogy, my website, FindAGrave, Ancestry, etc., yours is the first complaint I have ever received. I add "info" to the Flowers section with care but I would rather stretch the form and purpose of that feature than let critical information go unpublished and people never find out these amazing facts about their ancestors. Trudy, please feel free to contact me using your email address so I can talk to you instead of publicly chastising me for such a minor infraction, and one that could be reasonably debated.
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Robert Flood
Pvt, John M. Cheney (16th Ohio V.I.)

What can you tell me about the 16th being at Milliken's Bend? My ancestor, Pvt. John M. Cheney was a member of Company F at Vicksburg. He was furloughed on August 10, 1863 from the Van Buren General Hospital, Milliken's Bend, LA due to a fever and sent home to Richwood, Union County, Ohio where he died the following month.

Not sure what the 16th Ohio was doing at Milliken's Bend.

Bob Flood
Bosque County
Added by Robert Flood on Dec 27, 2014 12:22 PM
Janice Lapp
RE: William Lovell gravesite
Yes, I would like that, too, about the checkbox for "no stone exists".....It would help when I find there is none & I tell the creator to put a note on the memorial & some don't see the "edits" & it takes a long time to get it taken care of with emails to the person, then, and finally I have to email F-A-G themselves & that takes a long time to get that done, too. I have a pile of notes that still aren't taken care of, but I won't give up until they are done.
Added by Janice Lapp on Dec 12, 2014 7:19 AM
Edward Rowlance
RE: Gravesite of Peter Eberly
Michael, I went to Old Hill Cemetery in Wayne county today and found the gravestone for Peter Eberly (there are actually two Peter Eberly's in that cemetery). I added a picture of the stone so you can see it (Find A Grave# 106464419).

In your previous comment to me, you had found a requisition for a government stone for Peter Eberly 16th Ohio Inf DOD 6/13/1890. I believe that is the stone I found today. It has no dates on it but I think your suggestion that his correct DOD is 6/13/1890 is correct and I intend to correct the memorial to that date.

There is also another Peter Eberly, 169 Ohio who died in 1888 at that cemetery. His stone is very visible and there is a picture of it on Find A Grave.

Thanks for pointing out this error in Peter's memorial.

Ed Rowlance
Added by Edward Rowlance on Sep 13, 2014 3:20 PM
Edward Rowlance
RE: Gravesite of Peter Eberly

I'll try to get out to Old Hill cemetery in the next few weeks to see if I can find Peter's stone.

Ed Rowlance
Added by Edward Rowlance on Jul 20, 2014 5:25 PM
Edward Rowlance
RE: Gravesite of Peter Eberly

My reference for this memorial is "Wayne County Ohio Burial Records" complied by the Genealogical section of Wayne County Historical Society in 1980. The information was compiled by volunteers so errors are entirely possible. The section on Eberly's starts on page 417 of the book:

EBERLY, Barbara, w/o Joseph d. 1874 77
Mary, dau/o J. & B. d. 1870 49 yrs.
Peter, Co. I. 16th Ohio Inf. G.A.R.
d. July 17, 1861
Peter, father of J.B. Co. A. 169th
OVI d. Dec. 1, 1888 83 y. 19 d.
Sarah, w/o Peter, d. July 12, 1883
(Children of S. & H.F.)
Bertha 1878
Clyde 1876
Infant son 1869

Here's the information on how the information for this cemetery was obtained from the book:

Mimeographed records of these cemeteries
done by Rush R. Webner and presented to
Dr. Anna Blattenberg Yoder, D.A.R. were
received from the Ohio State Library.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Liggett and Mrs. O.D.
Diller reread these cemeteries in 1973
and 1974.

If you haven't already, I suggest you put in a photo request for this grave. The cemetery is in poor condition but it's possible that that particular stone is still legible.

I hope this helps.

Ed Rowlance
Added by Edward Rowlance on Jul 20, 2014 12:24 PM
Sharen A. Durler-Pflughoeft
Military Notes on Alexander Durler - Oak Hill Cemetery
Mike...many, many thanks for adding the notes regarding Alexander Durler's 3 terms of service. I had 2 of 3 of his services sitting in my pending file and your note got me back on track. I've added all the information along with his pension to his bio (Find A Grave #71139858)and added contribution to you.

Many, many thanks once again for your dedication to your Civil War 16th OVI website...I think I just found 2 more of my ancestors on your site under Myers. Will be doing some research on your site to see how many more may be out there. Your site is so easy to use...appreciate your efforts so much!!!

Added by Sharen A. Durler-Pflughoe... on Jul 19, 2014 10:34 PM
RE: Request for Permission
Hello! Of course you can use the photo. Thank you for asking!
Added by FJE on Jul 19, 2014 2:24 PM
Joel Manuel
Albert Dial - Vicksburg
I went ahead and deleted my entry for Albert Dial ("Deal") in Vicksburg Natl Cemetery, as yours has more detailed information. Thanks for pointing out the error.

Joel Manuel
Added by Joel Manuel on Jul 01, 2014 8:02 AM
Cheryl Behrend
RE: Request for Permission - Harrison Decker
That is fine. Glad to help.
Added by Cheryl Behrend on Jun 23, 2014 5:51 PM
Barbara Butcher
RE: Civil War Veteran & Family
You are most welcome, Mike!! I am always happy to help out especially with the Civil War Veterans!! My husband is a member of the SUVCW in our area. His great grandfather served with Company I of the 23rd Iowa Volunteer Infantry. If I can help with any other Civil War Vets, please let me know. Blessings, Barb
Added by Barbara Butcher on Jun 10, 2014 12:27 PM
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