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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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|Barbara Halverson||John W. Pritchett|
Hi Hutch, Hope you are doing well. On your Find A Grave Memorial # 68672813. I'm pretty sure this is John W. Pritchett, son of Phillip & Mary McGaha Pritchett. On his wife's "Widows Pension Application", for the "Alabama, Texas, & Virginia Confederate Pensions", filed 28 Oct. 1926 in Waco, McLennan Co., Texas, it was stated that J. W. Pritchett died 02 Oct. 1903 in Marshall Co., Alabama. That he was a private in Co. D. 49th. Regt. Alb. Inf. C.S.A. Also that he served 4 years, enlisted Jan. 1862 at Chushing, Alabama, and was discharged at surrender of 1865. He was born abt. 1837 in Alabama.
His wife was Lucy F. Bishop (daughter of Thomas Bishop) Pritchett born 04 Apr. 1845 Marshall Co., Alabama....died 26 June 1930 Waco, McLennan Co., Texas.
|Bullet||Civil War Veteran ?|
I sent you an email about Charles Basel Croft.
Check it out and see what think.
Added by Bullet on Jun 02, 2014 11:08 AM
I can't tell you how excited I was to find your posting for BF James. I've been looking for his resting place for three years now!! He served with his brother, who survived the war.
If you are able, would you please contact me via e-mail. After seeing your "bio," I would like to request your help if you are willing. I am now looking for Ben's sister,m who I believe "went to war" with her brothers at least briefly.
I can be reached at email@example.com.
Added by karen on Jun 02, 2014 10:01 AM
|Vicki Hittson||Barton Stone Clapp Sr|
Hutch, may God bless you for all you are doing for the soldiers and their families.
|Waucondacarol||37 Tennessee Infantry Virtual Cemetery|
Please include my relative in your virtual cemetery William Charles "Buck" Allison Find A Grave Memorial# 100093378
Confederate Army Pvt. 37 Tennessee Infantry. (7 Tenn. Reg't Prov'l Army. 1 E. Tenn. Rifle Regiment.) Co. E. Was A Sgt at war's end.
|Vivian Glasscock||RE: Goodner Cemetery|
I've never visited the cemetery, but was told that if you contact the Huntsville Public Library they have a map.
Hutch, Thank you so much for the transfer of James Pollard.
|Conservative Patriot||21st AL|
Do you have the entire roster of the 21st AL Inf? There is a John Asa King buried in Wellsboro PA, and I think he was in the unit (company not stated) as per 1890 Vet census and a 1930s news article on local vets. If confirmed by roster, would be great to add to your virtual unit cemetery.
|Bob Webb||Joseph Blassingame HIGH|
Thank you for the for the remembrance you put on my gg-granduncle's memorial. And, thank you for the great work you are doing and for the impressive, heartfelt and meaningful bio you have posted. Very well done.
League City, TX
Added by Bob Webb on Apr 24, 2014 1:40 PM
Angus Patterson Daniels was a member of the Alabama 5th Infantry Regiment; he can be added to your virtual cemetery if you wish.
Find A Grave Memorial# 19799918
Added by SDaniels on Mar 23, 2014 8:46 PM
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