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Hutch (#47312109)
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Bio Photo 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 and a tedious undertaking. If you have a relative that has not yet been included, please let me know and it would be my honor to add them. 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 18 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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Kathy Jennings Brown
41st AL
Please add #48665546 to your virtual cemetery. Thank you so much. Sincerely, Kathy
Added by Kathy Jennings Brown on Sep 03, 2015 11:08 AM
Elizabeth (Wilson) Ballard
Civil War Virtual Cemeteries - What a wonderful thing!
Hello, I just want you to know how wonderful I think the virtual cemeteries you have done are. What an honor for those lost who were never heard from again, as you said. I was writing about a North Carolina ancestor of my son in March of this year (2015) and came across the same type of thing. It was so sad. Thank you for what you do.
Added by Elizabeth (Wilson) Ballar... on Aug 30, 2015 12:01 PM
Dennis York
Find A Grave Memorial# 82237441
Hello Hutch what happened to the Tombstone Photo that was previously attached to this Find A Grave memorial with only the initials G W York?

May I have permission to include that photo in this Find A Grave memorial? Credit will be given to you for the photo.

Thank You, Dennis R York #47405652
Added by Dennis York on Aug 28, 2015 4:17 AM
Dennis York
Find A Grave Memorial# 82237441
Thank you Hutch for your kindness with the transfer of a long lost relative.
Added by Dennis York on Aug 28, 2015 1:48 AM
Paul RouLaine
Civil War
thank you
Added by Paul RouLaine on Aug 22, 2015 1:44 PM
Dennis York
Find A Grave Memorial# 82237441
Hello Hutch:

You have done a fantastic job of assembling these civil war veterans into virtual cemetery groups. I have had notes in my file for years that my relative George W. York was killed in the battle of Alanta, Gerogia in 1864. I was excited to find you had created Find A Grave Memorial# 82237441 for my relative. I copied your write up on his 17th Infanty Regiment which I did not previously know.

Hutch I would be very pleased to receive a transfer of Find A Grave Memorial# 82237441 to Dennis York #47405652 so that I may add much information about his family from my files. His Widow remarried a man who helped her raise the six children of Gerorge York. I will be thrilled to reunite George with his family who gaveup his life at age 37 fighting in Atlanta.

Your consideration of this request will be greatly appreciated.

Thank You, Dennis York
Added by Dennis York on Aug 21, 2015 7:32 AM
11th Alabama Infantry Co. F
Find A Grave 59877581 George F. Woodruff

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Last Name: Woodruff
Date of Birth:
Birth Information: USA, Alabama
Date of Death:
Death Information:
Discharge Date:
Discharge Information:
Branch: Infantry
Regimental Unit: 11th Alabama
Company Unit: F
Co. Unit Name:
Pension Rec:
Authority: Record roll signed at Petersburg, Virginia 1864/12/24

First Name: George MI: F
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Student
Enlistment Date: 1861/06/11
Enlistment Information: Age 20, Alabama, Bibb County, Centreville, Private
Engagements: Present at: SEven Pines 1862/05/30-31; Wounded: Salem Church 1863/05/03; Absent Furlough: Seven Pines 1862/06/27, Frasiers Farm 1862/06/30, 2nd Manassas 1862/08/30, Sharpsburg 1862/09/16; Captured: Gettysburg 1863/06/02
Engage. con't:
Remarks: Residence Randolph, Alabam
Added by Walker on Aug 10, 2015 9:27 PM
Chance "Squirrel" Hudson
Corp James Kelso
I made a memorial for my 4th great grandfather Corporal James Kelso of Company E, (Russell's) 4th Alabama Cavalry. If you could add him to the virtual cemetery for that unit I'd appreciate it.

His memorial # is: 150229280
Added by Chance "Squirrel" Hudson on Aug 05, 2015 12:54 PM
Darrell Landrum
W B Moon
Hi Hutch, I recently had the great fortune to be out at Old City in the Confederate section on a lovely day for photography. Took many photos and am posting them as time permits. The one I just posted for this gentleman I like a lot, but would be happy to transfer his memorial over to you as I would imagine his family would be happy to have an Alabama boy caring for it than one of us northerners :) Please let me know as you glance through the memorials if there are other Alabama men that I have posted memorials for and you would like.

Best regards,
Added by Darrell Landrum on Aug 04, 2015 1:03 AM
George P. Brown update
I have updated George's record on Find A Grave and added cemetery photos for him. An individual photo of his grave marker will be added soon taken by the SCV caretaker, David Wright. he lovingly tends all the graves there. I didn't have time to try to find the database but if there is more info for George that should be added to his bio please send it to me and I will add it such as wife, children, etc. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Our info was based on the handwritten records on file in Richmond, VA. on microfilm and often hard to read. Seems the 0 looked like a 6 I am sure. Thanks again. Sue (SM)
Added by S M on Jul 17, 2015 12:43 PM
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