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BigFrench (#46554304)
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Bio Photo *Honorary member Major General John Bankhead Magruder Chapter #258 Military Order of Stars & Bars (M.O.S.B)*
*Honorary member Matthew Fountaine Maury Camp 1722 Virginia Sons of Confederate Veterans (S.C.V.)*
*Honorary member Rev. Beverly Tucker Lacy Camp 2141 Virginia Sons of Confederate Veterans (S.C.V.)*

As a lifetime history buff, and having lived near some old cemeteries, it is only "natural" that the two are now combined.
I've catalogued all the Confederate fallen in the Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery in Spotsylvania Courthouse, Va. I will soon publish a roster/book with these findings and short bios/service records of these men. A copy will be presented to the Spotsylvania Courthouse Museum.
Also, I'm in the process of doing the same for the Confederate fallen and veterans in the Fredericksburg Confederate and City cemeteries.

As Historian of the above cemeteries, please feel free to inquire of any Confederate burials.
Also, I give tours of each.

The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields National Park Service refers Confederate burial inquiries to me.

Please include source(s) for ALL edits. Too many times incorrect edits have been submitted, so I rarely accept non-email edits. THANKS for understanding--
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Gideon M H Freeman
Thanks for the updated info on Gideon M H Freeman. I made the correction to his memorial. Appreciate your help.
Added by On the Trail on Dec 05, 2016 7:46 PM
Dal Mallory
RE: Emmaus Christian Church
Which Emmaus? If one in Caroline Co., VA it no longer exists, none of the graves are marked.
Added by Dal Mallory on Nov 28, 2016 11:28 PM
Christopher Jordan
W.C. Blackenberger (Blankenbeckler)
Hi Dan:

Thanks for the message regarding the above duplicate memorial. I totally missed it when searching the Find A Grave database, I suppose because I searched for the name as it appears on the stone as per Find A Grave rules. This is an former Stars and Bars memorial, I suppose? In any event, I will delete mine.

Added by Christopher Jordan on Nov 06, 2016 7:37 PM
RE: 14517712 - J.L. Brooke
Added by SUSAN J HANNAH on Oct 24, 2016 1:19 AM
John Lawrence Brooke was the son of William Hill Brooke and Clarissa Jane Lawrence, born at Brooke's Bank, grandson of William Thornton Brooke, and namesake of his great grandfather John Lawrence Brooke all buried at Brooke's Bank in Loretto.

He was not a Jr, wife was Maria Garnett.
Added by SUSAN J HANNAH on Oct 23, 2016 8:40 PM
Photos 4 You
RE: Rebecca Albin marker pic
You are welcome!
Glad to help.
Added by Photos 4 You on Oct 05, 2016 5:30 AM
Linda Hiross
Kozie/Maurice Miller
Depending on relationships and individual personalities, sometimes it is the surviving wife who writes the obit, omitting information that would be meaningful to others. (Am sure you know that.) Happy to transfer management to you.
Added by Linda Hiross on Sep 10, 2016 11:00 AM
Photos 4 You
RE: G. Amans headstone
We were so glad to see your name for the confederate grave photo!
We have missed your findagrave requests this summer. We worry that the stones are wearing and will become illegible. We would love to help take many more of the cemetery photos.
Take care,
Photos 4 You.
Added by Photos 4 You on Sep 07, 2016 4:58 PM
Leslyn Lang
Louis Carter
Hi BF:
I've added the info you sent for Louis Carter. Hope you are doing well.
Added by Leslyn Lang on Aug 20, 2016 4:54 PM
Leslyn Lang
Pvt. Richard J. Dickinson memorial
Hi BF:
Sorry to hear about you slowing down. Been slowing down myself. I moved to New Mexico recently. So lots busy.

I posted all the information you wanted on the Richard J. Dickinson memorial.
Added by Leslyn Lang on Aug 20, 2016 4:37 PM
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