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As a lifetime history buff, and having lived near some old cemeteries, it is only "natural" that the two are now combined.
I've catalogued all the Confederate fallen in the Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery in Spotsylvania Courthouse, Va. I will soon publish a roster/book with these findings and short bios/service records of these men. It will be presented to the Spotsylvania Courthouse Museum.
Also, I'm in the process of doing the same for the Confederate fallen and veterans in the Fredericksburg Confederate and City cemeteries.
The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields National Park Service refers Confederate burial inquiries to me.
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Can you explain why the name on this stone is David Rogers and not Dennis Rogers?
|Krista AQ Thompson||RE: William Abel|
Ah, see, I saw your entry stating birth and death unknown, which jibes with my headstone shot, which lists neither birth nor death. There are so many stones missing from there, and I find myself frustrated and saddened. And, like I said, who knew there were so many William Abels running around?
I'm always curious how folks wind up buried in certain places. As I'm sure you can tell, I'm new to this--not new to cemeteries, but new to taking care of folks who aren't related to me. I'm not interested in warehousing or "scoring" graves. My "thing" is helping people to me remembered. It's important to me.
I am curious--is William Grandison Abel related to your William? Do you know? Handsome photos around.
Thanks for the dialogue!
|Krista AQ Thompson||RE: William Abel|
Hi! I'm happy to help out!
My information, which matches the headstone at Cedar Run, comes from the National Park Service's Civil War Soldiers Database (http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers-detail.htm?soldier_id=7f528379-dc7a-df11-bf36-b8ac6f5d926a) and Ancestry.com. I have been to the cemetery, three times thus far (it's near my home), and I did post Corporal Able's headstone photo. He is buried near a number of apparent family members (including Elijah Abel, Elizabeth Abel [wife of Reuben], Grant A. Abel, Hawkin S. Abel, and Reuben Obanion Abel), though his stone is the only with the "Able" spelling rather than "Abel." I understand that there was a 49th Virginia William Able, but the headstone at Cedar Run is for William Able of 10th West Virginia, which is what the headstone reflects. If there is a second headstone at Cedar Run for a second William Able who is not buried near the rest of the Able/Abels, I have not found it.
Hope that helps!
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|Birdgirl||RE: Pvt James Marion Garrett|
Hi there, I recently purchased the book: "Red Clay to Richmond" and found this info on page 399.
Joyce Byrd Slaughter
Added by Birdgirl on Nov 24, 2013 7:35 PM
|Ernest "Dusty" Kobs||RE: Jason Ridgell|
Howdy Sir, The info I have on Jason Ridgell is that his mother was Sarah Godwin and father Joel. I do know that his father died in Dale County, Alabama abt 1858 so it makes sense that Jason would be there in 1860. Keep me posted on your progress!Dusty firstname.lastname@example.org
|Andrea Hooe Raum||RE: Hooe clan|
Hello! My father's family are Hooe's, descended from the Virginia Hooes. After joining Ancestry and seeing numerous trees with erroneous information recorded, I waded in to try and create a comprehensive tree with documentation. Find-a-Grave has been a remarkable resource in this endeavor.
|Denise Roffe||RE: Mary Patterson|
Thank you! Would love to investigate in Fredericksburg. If I ever make it up that way, I'll let you know! Always nice to meet another Findagraver. :)
|Suzannah McCuen||RE: John Pilkinton|
I'm afraid I'll be unable to "bury" him at Spotsylvania or Chancellorsville and that he, like many others, will be left as "unknown site of burial". So I just posted his memorial in that void. At least that way he is remembered and some information on him shared although place of his burial (if he was buried) is unknown. Thanks for the work you do. I understand that you want to keep the record accurate - I try to do the same for the state hospital cemeteries I research. Thanks for letting me know what information you have.
|Barbara Law||RE: Henry Wiggins|
When I put that up over a year ago, he did not come up as having a page in the cemetery. I checked before I put it up. Don't know why that happened.
He is my husbands Great Great Grandfather.
Could you please transfer your page over to me?
I would greatly appreciate it.
My number is: 47906626.
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