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Phil Harris (#47007074)
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Bio Photo I live in Indiana and I research members of the 19th Indiana Infantry from the Civil War. My goal is to locate and photograph the headstones of these veterans and post them on my website. Sometimes these stones are in almost unreadable condition or these soldiers are in unmarked graves. When possible I will put in new stones for these men. I have teamed up with Cindy Coffin at Find A Grave who has built a Virtual Cemetery for this regiment. Deanna Peterson at Find A Grave is also working hard on this project doing research and photographing headstones in the central part of the country. Don't hesitate to contact these ladies or myself for more information on these soldiers that were "Made of Iron".
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Eilene Lyon
Andersons, etc.
If you're ever in that neck of the woods and run across Dr. Benjamin H. Jones (b. 1818), I'd be interested in finding his grave. I believe he died in the 1864 - 1869 period. His wife, Mariah, and son, Thomas J., are buried in Maple Lawn in Pennville.

Added by Eilene Lyon on Apr 05, 2016 1:37 PM
Eilene Lyon
John K Anderson
Thank you for taking these photographs for me!

Added by Eilene Lyon on Apr 05, 2016 12:16 PM
Edward Whitney, Elmwood (923584430)
Hi Phil - Apologies for taking so long to get back to Edward's bio. I'll probably play with the wording a bit more, but when you get a chance, please let me know if you think it adequately explains how we know this Edward Whitney served with Indiana, not Michigan or Vermont troops.

I ran across a pension record online indicating a man named Edward Whitney served with 1st Vermont Cavalry - which was at Brawner's Farm. I haven't followed up on his history, and did not add that info to Edward (923584430)'s bio. But it may further explain why there has been some confusion over this Edward's service.

Best regards - Deb
Added by DebL on Apr 02, 2016 7:10 AM
Edward Whitney, Elmwood (923584430)
Thanks for your message about Edward, Phil. It is a confusing situation. The citizens of Burlington as early as 1884 identified Edward Whitney as serving with the 34th Michigan infantry. I also received a suggestion that he was the man who served in the 1st Vermont, although it seems likely this is the Edward who served with the 19th Indiana Infantry. I'll work on re-wording his Find A Grave bio to try to clarify which Edward is interred here. Let me know if there's info on the pension records that will help with that.

To make things more interesting - it is possible that more than one man named Edward Whitney is or was interred here. The man who served with the 34th Michigan could be in a now unmarked grave, or could have been moved to another cemetery.

I have been honored to be one of a group of volunteers who flag veterans graves at Elmwood for Memorial Day. We haven't found Henry's gravestone, so the flags are placed by his father's stone (see photo caption). You are welcome to use any of the photos - and thank you for asking. If I find the original, I'll send it along. At this year's flagging event, we'll check the lot again to see if we can find evidence of his gravestone. Will also let you know if I can get a better shot of the lot.
best regards - Deb
Added by DebL on Mar 08, 2016 1:01 PM
Eric Lowman
Joseph Effort
Hey Phil,
Thanks for posting this picture for me. How are the 19th burials going for you?
Added by Eric Lowman on Dec 12, 2015 8:04 PM
Thank you!
Thank you so much for the photograph of Stephen Joseph Brown, Marion National Cemetery! That's my Dad. I live in Atlanta, and I haven't been able to get back to the cemetery since the day he was buried. Thank you so much for this- it means the world to me.
Added by LisaLeesaLisa on Dec 07, 2015 8:06 AM
Larry Sumner
Thanks so much for the photo of his headstone. I really appreciate your efforts!
Added by Candy on Aug 17, 2015 2:02 AM
N L Wilson Kelly
Memorial# 142113433
Thank you for posting the photo of David Allen Martin, Marion National Cemetery. We appreciate your effort in honoring this career military man.
Added by N L Wilson Kelly on Aug 13, 2015 11:20 AM
Chuck Henry photo
Thank you for the Chuck Henry photo in Marion National Cemetery.
Added by GHenry on Aug 10, 2015 2:27 PM
Eric Lowman
Albert Rovenstine
Phil, thanks for the photo of Albert Rovenstine's grave. I really appreciate it.
Added by Eric Lowman on Aug 08, 2015 4:27 AM
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