|4th Michigan Infantry (#47025829)|
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My name is George Wilkinson and I am an avid researcher and historian for the Fourth Michigan Infantry. This was a regiment serving the Union forces in the American Civil War. I maintain a website which provides a great amount of information about the regiment and the men that fought under her flag. I am very interested in collecting actual relics as well as reliable information that relates to the soldiers of the Fourth Michigan Infantry, so please contact me if you have anything that you'd like to share. I can also be of assistance in obtaining military files from the National Archives (for a fee) should you need them for any soldier in this unit.|
I would like to thank each and every Find-A-Grave member that have assisted me in re-uniting the men of the Fourth Michigan Infantry together through memorial transfers. My appreciation is also extended to those who have contributed additional information for these memorials resulting in a more accurate tribute to a soldier's life.
Some members have asked why I request the transfer of a memorial rather than suggesting a correction...and that's a very valid question.
If, while managing a soldier's memorial, I am contacted by one of his descendants, not only can I then transfer that memorial to them if they ask, but I can also provide them additional information and resources in order to help them learn more about their ancestor's service in the Civil War. That is one of my primary goals as a Find-A-Grave member...to help other members, historians, genealogists, and most importantly, the descendents of these men, take an interest in the Fourth Michigan Infantry during the Civil War.
Direct descendants and "sincerely interested" members are more than welcome to ask for the transfer of a memorial. I personally believe that "sharing" is the ultimate Find-A-Grave policy, and will always work with those who feel the same.
Please remember, that in reality, we are all "temporary custodians" of these memorials, and "hoarding" them does absolutely nothing to benefit them. Find-A-Graves transfer request policy is a "guideline" not a crutch, so show some compassion to those that ask, while you're still here to answer.
Leave flowers for the soldier who left home for you.
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|Mary E. Warner||Amitus M. Piper|
My source for A.M. Piper's Civil War enlistment is through
Hope this helps.
|Jon Hadley||RE: Abner Galpin correction|
Thanks for making the additions. Sorry, I forgot to give you Abner's mother:
Lucretia Galpin (don't know maiden name),
memorial # 62510668
Do you know if Abner's grave has a Civil War marker/flag holder?
|LV BRMNS||RE: Photo request|
I am especially happy to be able to help with photos of GAR members as my great- great grandfather was a prisoner at Andersonville and a survivor of the Sultana disaster.
Added by LV BRMNS on Nov 04, 2013 3:10 PM
|Norman Dagen||E H Gibbons 4th Michigan|
I am wondering if you have any information regarding EH Gibbons, formerly of the 4th Michigan. I have a photograph of EH that I was going to upload to his memorial, but do not find one.
|s schmidt||William I Lee Information|
Thank you so very much for doing the research on this memorial. It really bothered me that I did not have a last name for him. As a Civil War veteran he deserved recognition. Thanks again.
|Bobs your Uncle||RE: Samuel Conture information|
NO.. thank you! And you didn't have to credit me. I just would like to see our vets honored and the information accurate so their relatives can find them. There are a lot of veterans at the Sacramento City Cemetery. If you wish, I have a portable GPS and can get the lat. and lon. on his grave for you. I always carry it with me in my 'toolbag' when I go to the cemetery and it would be no trouble. I hold the GPS in front of the headstone and take a picture of it so it gets the name on the stone and the reading. Saves time and errors instead of trying to copy it in a notepad. I also have a copy of the Burial book that maps all the veterans in that lot if you would like that as well.
Thank you again!
|Kurtis Shawcroft||RE: Memorial Transfer|
You are welcome and thanks.
|RLK||Cyril P. Brown|
Thanks for adding the information for Dr. Brown.
Added by RLK on Oct 13, 2013 1:10 PM
|Patricia Lee Sanders||RE: Photo request|
You're welcome. I was glad to take the photos for the James Woodson memorial. His headstone was in the shade and I tried to post the best one.
|ewelch||George Bolster - IOOF Goldendale|
Unfortunately, it does not appear that George has a marker. I have been unable to catch the cemetery sexton; however, I have had a look at a book that was created of the graves at the cemetery, and George Bolster's grave is notated "No Marker." I will try again next week to catch the sexton and just verify the information.
Added by ewelch on Oct 02, 2013 1:20 PM
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