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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. 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 16 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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|Lisa Goldsmith||Reed's in Madison Co|
I there I've sent you a message before I think. It was about my grandfather James William Reed. I've been to the Heritage Room there at the library in Huntsville, still can't find much about him. Anyway, the reason why I am writing you this today is that I'm curious to know why there are sooo many Reeds in that area. Especially around Gurley and Killingsworth Cove. Thought maybe you'd tripped across something in all your research. I can only guess there was a large Reed plantation, maybe more. Thanks for reading this and happy Independence Day!
|Henry Seale||T.J. Barry / T.J. Berry|
I am doing in-depth research on the 40th Ala. Inf. Regt., CSA. There is a listing for a T.J. Barry of Co. I 40th Ala. died 08 June 1863 at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Miss. I find no such soldier with this company nor regiment. However, I do find a T.J. Berry that was with Company I 42nd Alabama Inf. Regt. The 42nd was at the siege of Vicksburg during the date of this soldier's death. I strongly believe this is Berry of the 42nd.
|Chris Gordon||Benjamin Franklin Downer|
You may add Benjamin Franklin Downer- Find A Grave Memorial# 112479998 to your list for the 49th Alabama Infantry.. He was the brother of William Alexander Downer whom you have listed. They both served in Co. B "Dekalb Rifles"..
Benjamin is my great great Grandfather.
Anyone with any info on Benjamin may also contact me.
|Hamner||thank you Hutch for adding W.H. Hamner|
You do good work, sir. Thank you for adding my great-grandfather to your list of 41st Alabama men who served.
Does anyone reading this know much about the Vicksburg & Camp Hurricane part of their service? We have a family oral history that Great-Granddad was wounded during the Vicksburg siege. Yet he was in the fighting soon after in and around Chattanooga, so he was not one of the prisoners of war captured when Vicksburg fell.
thank you again!
Added by Hamner on Jun 15, 2015 1:44 PM
|bld761||Vincent P Bowman|
Vincent was the son of my 3rd ggrandfather William O Bowman. While Vincent died of disease during the Civil War, his brother Thomas J was killed at Sharpsburg. Thomas J Bowman was a sharpshooter for TX 1st Inf, Co M, Hood's Brigade. Another brother, Benjamin Bowman, died during the war but I haven't been able to find any records showing he fought. Thank you for all your research and your service as a police officer.
Added by bld761 on Jun 12, 2015 6:46 AM
|Bham85||Benjamin F Roden|
See http://www.bhamwiki.com/w/Benjamin_F._Roden for a soldier in the 27th Alabama Infantry. I did not see #76044630 listed on your virtual cemetery for this unit.
Added by Bham85 on Jun 10, 2015 12:18 PM
Thanks for the transfer of David BRAZEEL to me. I have updated as I could. Can't seem to find his parents but am still looking.
Thanks for all you do for findagrave.com,
Added by Dianne on Jun 08, 2015 3:42 PM
|Sherry Winchester||William H. Millican|
I had found this during research I was doing on Martha Lott Milligen.
Hope you can use it.
William H. Milligen
4-19-1846 Morgan Co James P Milligen (Pink) marries Elizabeth Turney
1880 Morgan Co. William H. Miligan born 1850 see 4-19-1846 for parents, wife Nancy A.and children, 5 doors from Ezekiel Wilhite and family
1910 Morgan Co. William H. Milligan 1847 with Martha Born 1871
1930 Morgan Co Will H Milligan b 1847, wife Mattie b 1877, her sister
Chellie Lott b 1879
Morgan Al per grave marker date of death for William H. Milligan per tombstone born 3-6-1846, death record from State of Alabama states he die 9-26-1934 Morgan Co. Al death record also shows wife, Mattie Milligan, father Pink Milligan, mother Turney (Elizabeth see 4-19-1846), buried Cedar Creek
Military record enlisted 12-20-1864 age 18 (born 1846)
1940 Morgan Co. Mattie born 1876 age 64 with 2 sisterís
1960 (11-10)Morgan Co. Mattie Milligan dies age 96 estimated birth year
1864 per death record. She was 64 in 1940 plus 21 years equal a total
of 85 years. Parents given was Leonard Lott and Sarah Johnson Lott.
Marthaís date of birth on marker reads 3-22-1875.
|Archie Lintz||6th Alabama Find A Grave List|
Great Work !
Here is another 6th Alabama veteran gravesite. Go to Find A Grave # 120 164 740. Adam Clark Gramling, a cousin of mine in Dixie days.
From what I saw on your Virtual Cemetery for the 10th Ala Cav., I did not find Ben Mill. His Memorial # is 34377141 in case you want to add him. Joyce
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