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I am a retired Huntsville Alabama Police Officer. I have been a student of local history for many years. My main interests lie in Alabama Civil War Units. One of the saddest things about the Civil War was that so many young men left home and were never heard from again. Their families never knew how or where they died or where they were buried. Thanks to the work of many Findagrave contributors, I have reunited many of these brave men,if only in a virtual cemetery. These cemeteries are a constant work in progress. I welcome any and all info on any of my memorials and am always happy to transfer your kin folk. If you visit the memorial of any of these brave men, please honor them in any way you see fit. Whether or not you believe their cause was just, does not matter. What matters is that men from both sides fought and died protecting the only way of life they had ever known. "Alas! In how many Southern homes aching hearts waited through weary months for news of loved ones that never came until the suspense was replaced by the real certainty that the absent one had helped to swell the unknown dead of the Wheatfield, the Peach Orchard, or the Devil's Den of a Northern land."--J. Howard Wert. Sometimes I come home from work with a sore back or tired feet or maybe even a headache. Then I think of a 16 year old boy lying wounded in a dark field. He's hundreds of miles from home. He's thirsty,hungry and cold. He's crying for his Mama. Or I think of Robert and Sarah Milling, of Dallas County, who lost their five sons to the Confederate cause in the 20th Alabama Infantry. Suddenly, I don't feel so bad afterall.|
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|charles harrison||John A. and Moses J. Harrison|
Thank you so much for the transfer of John A. and Moses J. Harrison of Butler county Alabama. Your civil war units virtual cemeteries are an awesome collection of memorials that I am sure has helped many people locate their lost civil war anscestors and I am amazed at the work and time you must have spent putting all of it together. Do you have a reference book or records that indicate burial locations of Alabama civil war soldiers? I have three coffee county Harrisons (cousins of the two mentioned here) that I may never find. Is there an actual accountability register or something that would indicate death and burials of all civil war soldiers killed in battle or of injuries sustained during the war? In any case, your civil war contributions to Findagrave is no less than spectacular. C. Harrison
|L Ferree||E. W. Jackson|
I found his name on one of the two pillars in the Confederate area. The pillars were put up in 1892 (I think) after they found some listings from the hospitals with soldiers who were buried at Oakland but who did not appear on earlier cemetery docs. (The sexton thinks the pillars also contain names of those with headstones - at least some of them.) Pictures added.
Added by L Ferree on Jul 21, 2014 5:52 PM
|L Ferree||RE: E W Jackson|
I found his listing in the record book of confederate soldiers. Unfortunately, the place of burial is left blank. That may mean his grave is unmarked, but I will keep an eye out as I go up and down photographing.
Added by L Ferree on Jul 21, 2014 11:41 AM
Thank you very much to adding photo of tombstone to his memorial.
Added by margaret on Jul 20, 2014 3:14 PM
|L Ferree||RE: E W Jackson|
I'm working there again next Monday, so will see if I can find any record of where he might be interred.
Added by L Ferree on Jul 14, 2014 8:20 AM
|Glenn Massey||Mary Louise Pogue Durham # 22900256|
My family and I thank you so much for helping with our memorial request of this family member. God Bless.
Thank you, Glenn Massey & Family
|Barbara Halverson||John W. Pritchett|
Hi Hutch, Hope you are doing well. On your Find A Grave Memorial # 68672813. I'm pretty sure this is John W. Pritchett, son of Phillip & Mary McGaha Pritchett. On his wife's "Widows Pension Application", for the "Alabama, Texas, & Virginia Confederate Pensions", filed 28 Oct. 1926 in Waco, McLennan Co., Texas, it was stated that J. W. Pritchett died 02 Oct. 1903 in Marshall Co., Alabama. That he was a private in Co. D. 49th. Regt. Alb. Inf. C.S.A. Also that he served 4 years, enlisted Jan. 1862 at Chushing, Alabama, and was discharged at surrender of 1865. He was born abt. 1837 in Alabama.
His wife was Lucy F. Bishop (daughter of Thomas Bishop) Pritchett born 04 Apr. 1845 Marshall Co., Alabama....died 26 June 1930 Waco, McLennan Co., Texas.
|Bullet||Civil War Veteran ?|
I sent you an email about Charles Basel Croft.
Check it out and see what think.
Added by Bullet on Jun 02, 2014 11:08 AM
I can't tell you how excited I was to find your posting for BF James. I've been looking for his resting place for three years now!! He served with his brother, who survived the war.
If you are able, would you please contact me via e-mail. After seeing your "bio," I would like to request your help if you are willing. I am now looking for Ben's sister,m who I believe "went to war" with her brothers at least briefly.
I can be reached at email@example.com.
Added by karen on Jun 02, 2014 10:01 AM
|Vicki Hittson||Barton Stone Clapp Sr|
Hutch, may God bless you for all you are doing for the soldiers and their families.
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