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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 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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|Chris||Find A Grave Memorial# 153167838|
As for Wesley S Bradford, a memorial you maintain, please know he was a Union soldier, not a Confederate one, and served with the OH 21st Infantry. I'll also let Gail and Scott know. Fun fact: He was a direct descendant of Gov. William Bradford, of Mayflower fame.
Added by Chris on Jun 21, 2016 6:25 AM
|Lisa||3rd Confederate Cavalry|
Thank you for your work on this project. My 3rd great grandfather John Bates was in the 3rd Confederate. He is not on your list but he was in the 3rd Confederate.
Added by Lisa on Jun 15, 2016 5:44 PM
|Arlene Blackall||Find A Grave Memorial# 67373585|
Find A Grave Memorial# 67373585
Pvt Jeremiah Dean
If possible could you transfer this record to me? This is my Great Grandfather
|Scott A. Martin||Private John Hooker #104333216|
Private John Hooker
Find A Grave Memorial# 104333216
If possible, could you transfer this relative's memorial to me? Thank you for creating his memorial.
|G.C.S.||JOHN H NORWOOD|
PLEASE ADD LT. COL.JOHN H NORWOOD FROM THE 55th
FIND A GRAVE NUMBER 104482661
Added by G.C.S. on May 21, 2016 2:27 PM
|Steve Nicholson||11th Alabama Cavalry|
My 2nd Great Grandfather was in the 11th Alabama Cavalry. 34526283
Also 3rd Great Uncle. 97791995
Thanks S Nicholson
|Michael Jenkins-Brown||Thank you|
Thank you for your service. I too have a passion to preserve our history. Thank you again for the work you do.
|Lori Hartman Hegar||51st Alabama Partisan Rangers|
Please add William Spence 11474628
|betty byram||PVT Joel W Sherrill Sr|
his tombstone is engraved CSA Co C Ala 35 Inf. His Find A Grave# is 60460650 Thank You
|Sandy Guthrey||Civil War Soldiers|
If you ever need help locating a civil war soldier in Columbus, Georgia or the surrounding area. Columbus, Georgia is right on the border with Alabama. I would be glad to help.
Sandy M. Guthrey
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