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|TracyJames50||Map of Taita Cemetery On Memorial for Michael Hamilton|
I noticed a map of Taita Cemetery on your memorial for Michael Hamilton and am hoping you can please email a copy to me? And if you have other maps of areas at Taita Cemetery I'd be very grateful for these as well.
I would really appreciate your help as I'm currently photographing headstones at this cemetery.
|Terry Foenander||James Cawte.|
James Cawte was NEVER EVER in Confederate service. Even a descendant who has written to me states directly that your biography is full of errors. Cawte was actually in Union Navy service, and joint research by several members of our Civil War veterans research group now have complete evidence of his service.
I would strongly urge thorough and proper research to find the facts, as we ourselves have done with a vast number of these veterans. The evidence, and documentation is so freely available that it is incomprehensible that the large number of errors, mistakes and assumptions can continue to be made.
|Terry Foenander||William Keen Bryant.|
Thorough and proper research would have shown that William Keen Bryant was nothing more than a tall tale teller. His Civil War service is almost definitely false, as may be his other claimed services. He claimed to have been awarded the Victoria Cross, but his name is not shown in any listing of VC recipients. You have him down as being sent aboard the USS MONITOR, but there was only one vessel of that particular name (the famed ironclad), and Bryant's name is not on the rolls of the ironclad, which sank in a storm at the end of 1862. Additionally, I have been compiling a list of personnel who served aboard the blockade runners, for several years now, and Bryant's name is not shown as a blockade runner in any of the original sources. I realise that CS Navy and other CS records are far from complete, but this does not mean that the absence of his name from any roster, should be taken as a sign that he did serve. As with all his claims, I would rightly take them with the proverbial grain of salt.
|Terry Foenander||Sherwood A. Owens|
I neglected to add that, as with several other entries, Sherwood A. Owens' remains were NEVER LOST OR DESTROYED. Proper research would have shown the facts.
|Terry Foenander||Sherwood A. Owens|
The Confederate surgeon, Sherwood A. Owens, was not born in Missouri as you show, but was born in Logan County, Kentucky, and his proper date of death, and place of burial are known. He only visited Australia briefly before the war, and resided in Waco, Texas, after the war. He published a book of his life in 1886, and his properly researched memorial can be found at FIND A GRAVE memorial number 49618582, and placed at this site in March, 2010. A search of this site, prior to your placing your own entry at this site (more than a year later) would have shown that researchers had already done the research and shown the true facts about Owens.
|Terry Foenander||A. J. Kennedy, ACS, Georgia.|
We have had the documentation for Kennedy, who was assistant commissary of subsistence, for some years, and we have subsequent documentation which shows exactly where and when he was born, and which also shows that his mother and a brother, a reverend, lived in New York (his brother later served in the Union). Kennedy was imprisoned by Union authorities, and both his mother and brother attempted to get him freed. The documents also show what subsequently became of him.
Copies of these documents can be purchased from the National Archives.
|Terry Foenander||William P. Hughes.|
According to the pension card of William P Hughes of company L, 1st New York Light Artillery, he enlisted February 3, 1864, and was discharged June 17, 1865. He filed for the pension from NEW YORK on July 17, 1890, application number 811, 294, certificate number 566,476. The card also notes that he died on June 2, 1931, at Rochester, New York. I strongly suggest that you apply for his pension papers which will prove that he did not die in Australia, and will almost certainly show that he was never in Australia at any time.
|Terry Foenander||James Cunningham Blacker|
Why is Blacker's date and place of death, and burial place not shown? His remains WERE DEFINITELY NOT LOST OR DESTROYED, as we have the proper documentation showing where he died. Also, our thorough research shows that he was never in the Marine contingent aboard the CSS SHENANDOAH. He was, as proper research will show, captain's clerk to his commander, Waddell.
|Terry Foenander||James Kilgour|
James Kilgour of the CSS SHENANDOAH actually died, and is buried, in Victoria. Your statement that he died in New South Wales is incorrect.
|Terry Foenander||Charles Cobby.|
Charles Cobby's remains were NOT LOST OR DESTROYED as indicated in your entry. We know when he was born, and the exact date and place of his death, and where he is buried. We have known this for some years now, through thorough research and proper documentation.
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