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Gail Amos (#47411891)
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I enjoy photographing tombstones for loved ones. I, also, enjoy researching my family history. Hopefully, I can assist you in some way.

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Marvin & Samme Templin
RE: S. B. Fowler
We do not have any further info on this person. We work with a project to add veterans to national cemeteries on Find A Grave.
Added by Marvin & Samme Templin on May 01, 2015 7:29 AM
Scotti McCarthy
RE: Clifton Howard
No he isn't a member of my family. Do you want a transfer?
Added by Scotti McCarthy on Aug 08, 2014 9:07 AM
chuck
Cypress Hills National Cemetery
I have been going there for over nine years and never had a problem. There are two sections in Cypress Hills Private cemetery. As you enter the cemetery. You will drive past the administrative to a wooden Cypress Hills Sign. At the top of the hill you will see a small white cross. This place is known as the plot of victory. It contains men who fought in the revolution to the war of 1812. The is one headstone that is in front of the rest by the name of Cronk. He was the last active soldier of the war of 1812 to pass on. To get to the other section known as the union grounds bare left of the sign and follow the road. you will see two flag poles one for the union grounds the other for a section known as The Police Arlington Grounds. A burial plot for police officers of the Metropolitan Police Department before the merger of all police departments to create NYPD. To go to the third section of the National cemetery. When leaving the cemetery you make a right on Jamaica ave and you will come to a light. You will keep going straight. You will pass a Jewish cemetery on the right. The next cemetery will be the national cemetery. It is usually deserted unless the historical society or a church is using the old brick superintendents house. Chuck
Added by chuck on Jan 31, 2014 5:23 PM
chuck
CSA Corp. Brice Edward Martin
ALL THE PHOTO'S ARE MINE. I HAVE TAKEN OVER 2500 INDIVIDUAL PHOTO'S FROM CYPRESS HILLS NATIONAL CEMETERY. INCLUDING TWO CONFEDERATES THAT WERE TAKEN POW AND PLACED IN CAMP CHASE, CHICAGO. TOOK THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE AND JOINED THE U.S. NAVY AND BOTH DIED OF DISEASE IN THE NEW YORK AREA. THE CEMETERY HAS SOLDIERS FROM THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION THROUGH THE VIETNAM WAR. THE ONLY KINSHIP THAT I HAVE WITH CORP. MARTIN IS THAT OF MUTUAL RESPECT. CHUCK
Added by chuck on Jan 30, 2014 9:18 AM
chuck
Corp. Martin
At the time of the war both sides were overwhelmed with the caring of the wounded and the dead. Those that are lucky to have a marked grave. That were far from home. They could not be brought back home due to the lack of money. There is a PBS American Experience show called Death and the Civil War 2012. It gives a great insight of what went on at that time. It can be found on netflix. There was a prison in up state that has a cemetery where the Confederates that died of disease or wounds. Were buried by and the graves were taken care off by one man. A freed Black man that was a slave. When the families learned of the care for their loved ones. Not one was removed to their. home. Chuck
Added by chuck on Jan 29, 2014 7:58 PM
chuck
CSA Corp. Brice Edward Martin
Joan who had set up the memorial page. Put a request in for a photo of the headstone. As per records that I reviewed. Corp. Martin Of the 57th Virginia was captured at Five Forks, VA. And transfered to Hart's Island which was a prisioner of war camp with a hospital. on April 17th 1865 he passed away. He was buried on Hart's Island. After the war the remains were intered in the new National Cemetery in Cypress Hills Private Cemetery He is in section 1 plot 2530. Called the Union Grounds. When taking pictures of confederate graves I place the stars and bars on the grave. The headstone is a replacement for the origional one. The typical pointed headstone marker. There are over 500 Confederates buried form the POW camps and hospitals around New York. Hope this helps. If you need anymore information you can contact the Long Island National Cemetery. They maintain all the records for Cypress Hills National Cemetery. Chuck
Added by chuck on Jan 29, 2014 4:42 PM
Joan
Descendants of Brice E. Martin
Gail-

I agree, grandsons of Brice Edward Martin (1833-1865) were Brice Edward Martin born 1886 and George Lemon Martin born 1905.

When we think of the Civil War Soldier Brice being held in a military prison on an island in the NY harbor, we need to remember the city installed their first sewer in 1865 - the year he died.

Could I be of further assistance to sort out this branch of the Martin tree?

Joan
Added by Joan on Jan 29, 2014 3:59 PM
Joan
Caliben Martin
To clarify:

Brice Edward Martin (1833-1865) was born in Henry Co., VA to Valentine or "Vane" Martin and Serena Yancey Martin. This Brice died on Hart Island in New York Harbor as a Confederate soldier Prisoner Of War. #107198229

Son of the Civil War soldier, Brice E. Martin, was Caliben Martin (1860-1941). #62913037

Son of Caliben and Eliza Allen was Brice Edward Martin (1886-1979)#112890781


Added by Joan on Jan 28, 2014 8:04 PM
Joan
Brice Edward Martin
I believe there are two Brice Edward Martin. My gg uncle, Brice Edward Martin, was the son of Valentine Martin and Serena (Yancey) Martin. He was born in 1833 in Henry County, Virginia and died in 1865 on Hart or Hart's Island, New York Harbor as a prisoner of war. He is buried in Cypress Hills National Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. # 107198229 See the bio for his military information.

Brice and his wife Marietta or Manesia/Minesi
Reynolds only had one son, Caliben/Callaban "Callie" Martin.

Aha, just realized that is the above is the father of the Brice Edward Martin who is buried in Danville!

Joan
Added by Joan on Jan 28, 2014 7:43 PM
R J Shepherd
RE: Brice Edward Martin
You better check again....i did not list Brice and Brice is listed in Danville Va. and Not New York.

I listed his daughter Adell who i knew really well, as she was my neighbor.

RJ
Added by R J Shepherd on Jan 28, 2014 3:27 PM
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