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Darrell Landrum (#47662604)
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Bio Photo In my short time partaking of this hobby, I find myself spending extra time to clean-up around veterans grave markers. I am an amateur photographer, but am learning some neat tricks to take the best photos I can.
If you have already set-up a memorial here, I hope you do not mind my putting up an extra picture. Early morning and late afternoon sun light seems to add a nice glow to the markers, so I post those pictures as well. If you do not want a picture I have posted on your memorial, please let me know and I will remove it. At the same time, if you have posted a memorial that I have taken a photo of, I will make every effort to contact you if there is an error on your memorial. It is our duty as volunteers of find-a-grave to get it right for those who are trying so hard to find their loved ones. I have been working on getting a memorial up for all of the soldiers in the Confederate section of the Old City Cemetery here in Lynchburg. If you can help in any way with any additional information or corrections, especially with the memorials I have up for those men, please don't hesitate to let me know.

I enjoy doing the footwork to get photo requests fulfilled if you don't mind doing a little bit of paperwork/phonecalls to find out where your loved one is buried in a given cemetery.

Being a military veteran and proud of my heritage, I would not take kindly to seeing anyone do anything to desecrate the American flag. It does amaze me though to see an American flag on a Confederate soldier's grave. Before you chastise me on that stance, try to get your mind into the world that these men lived in. Do not preach to me about being politically correct or that the hard feelings from the Civil War died off long ago. These brave men died far from home, defending what they thought was right. They earned the privilege of having a Confederate battle flag or a flag from their home state on their final resting place! They gave their lives for the cause. Please do not disrespect them with an American flag on their grave. They fought against that flag, not for it.

Darrell Landrum
Lynchburg, Va
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Scott Hutchison
RE: Pvt Theophilus Wells
The 1st Va.Inf.Battalion was nicknamed "The Irish Battalion" because so many Ireland natives were in its ranks.
Added by Scott Hutchison on Jul 06, 2014 8:58 AM
Sarah Reveley
RE: William Perry
He was a Private in Company B. That's as detailed as the school got. (The Battle of New Market is a big deal to VMI - I didn't go there but my ancestor was one of the cadets and I joined in the search for their graves)

This is what VMI archives say:
William Edward S. Perry, Class of 1867: New Market Cadet; Private, Co. B. Genealogy: Born- July 4, 1846, in Bedford County, Va. Father- Oliver H. Perry; Mother- John Claiborne. Pat. Grandparents- unknown. Mat. Grandparents- unknown. Married- Emma Lee. Children- three sons, and one daughter. Names of two children known: Oliver and Sadie. Career- Farmer. Died- October 29, 1880.

Take a look at our website:

I just made a virtual cemetery of all the New Market cadets at
Added by Sarah Reveley on Jun 28, 2014 10:38 AM
Teresa Earnheart
Pvt. John Amos Thomas Ried
I see you left a message to the person who shared my GGGrandfather's burial site in Rapps Mill Cemetery. His military record can be found at: Military Records of Individual Civil War Soldiers as John Amos Thomas Reid.

Company E, 27th Virginia Infantry Confederate States Army

I would like to know more about his service. Can you give me some resources?

Thanks, Terry
Added by Teresa Earnheart on Jun 07, 2014 8:48 AM
Scott Hutchison
John A.Clark-25th Va.Inf.
8 years later I don't recall my source of info. It may have been a regimental history or a cemetery book on Lynchburg cemeteries. However,it does seen that my info came from a postwar roster.
Added by Scott Hutchison on Jun 02, 2014 12:43 PM
picture of douglas hartless
thank you for you service to our country
thanks also for taking a picture for me
gladys allen-grubb
Added by G ALLEN GRUBB on Jun 01, 2014 3:33 PM
Jeannie Edwards
C.W. Richardson
Thank you so much for going out there. I was actually trying to see if may be the C was a G. But in the mean time I have found my G.W. Richardson. He was buried in the Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg. He had been in the hospital there, and I just didn't know how far out he may have been buried.

But again, thank you so much.
Jeannie Edwards
Added by Jeannie Edwards on May 31, 2014 12:50 PM
Dan Curd
Lenwood Lee Curd
Thank you for this photo!
Added by Dan Curd on May 18, 2014 3:01 PM
J Baughman
I notice you have taken photos of some of my relatives headstones. May I use your photos on my Ancestry online tree? Thanks.

Added by J Baughman on May 13, 2014 12:00 PM
RE: Pvy Edward Buzhart
Many thanks! It seems the records created in Lynchburg have Buzheart, but his other Service Record cards have Buzhart. Lots of creative spelling then and now.
Added by LJH on May 13, 2014 10:13 AM
RE: Edward George McQuary
Bless you for all you are doing :)
Added by RainbowLady777 on May 13, 2014 9:36 AM
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