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Mike B. (#47525629)
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Bio Photo There are over 98,100 souls buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond, Va. and 11,800 Confederate soldiers give or take a 1,000. The picture on the left Is the Confederate section Oakwood Cemetery taken in 1865. Please DO NOT WASH HEADSTONES!!! You can destroy them by using any kind of soap, bleach, Ajax. I came across a marble stone over 200 years old a few years ago. I went back and somebody had cleaned it. It was all pitted and the details were almost gone and the stone turned gray. Reason you do not clean them. There are chemicals in all modern cleaning materials. They will eat them away faster than the weather. SO LEAVE THEM ALONE!!! If you can't read them DO A RUBBING with paper and pencil. Post the headstone and the rubbing together. I also found out you can use thin aluminum foil using a soft brush and brush lightly over the letters. I'm starting to see where people are rewriting history to fit there agenda.//// F. A. Q. How do I get a relative's memorial transferred to me?
First, Determine if you really need the memorial transferred to you for management. Transferring of management should only be requested If you have extensive changes to make to a memorial. You can add photos and suggest corrections without having to request management. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. With hundreds of thousands of contributors, we have many overlapping family trees and it would be impossible for all contributors to manage their entire tree. Also, the goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it.
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JBrame
Pvt. Edward Bobbitt
Thanks for the photos that you posted of Pvt. Edward Bobbitt's grave. I am very grateful.
Added by JBrame on Dec 17, 2014 8:06 PM
George Seitz
Eugene Gunn
I no longer link. Understand that these come from others, not me.
Added by George Seitz on Dec 17, 2014 4:30 PM
Gate Keeper
Corrections
I did not connect the children of mrs. Gunn. You will have to connect the person that entered the children.
Added by Gate Keeper on Dec 17, 2014 4:25 PM
D. Gary Nichols
Madison Green
Hello, I have transferred the memorial for Madison to you, per your request. I'm not related, but I'm also writing a book on the history of the 38th Georgia Regiment, of which he belonged. Regards, Dale
Added by D. Gary Nichols on Dec 16, 2014 9:47 PM
Sandra Tibbs Blake
Riley Green
Mike, thanks so much for the additional information. I have added it. I appreciate all the hard work you have done and continue to do.
Added by Sandra Tibbs Blake on Dec 16, 2014 7:47 PM
Ann Kennedy Patton
RE: CSA burials
THANKS1 That helps me understand.
Added by Ann Kennedy Patton on Dec 06, 2014 8:39 AM
Ann Kennedy Patton
CSA burials
Mike,
I figure you can answer this, so here goes.
Why would a soldier NOT be buried in place where he was killed? Please refer to Find A Grave# 137111754 John Bradberry. He was killed in Memphis TN and buried a long way away - Wisconsin. Is there a reason for that? I've been searching for a John Drury/Drew Bradberry/Bradbury that family record says he was killed in Knoxville, Tn in Aug 1862. I came across this one which I don't think is the correct one, but wondered why he was buried so far away from battle. Was this a normal practice? If this is a normal practice I'm surprised I can find anyone. Thanks for entertaining my rambling.
Ann
Added by Ann Kennedy Patton on Dec 05, 2014 8:55 PM
Bobby
RE: Percy Hood
you are very welcome
Added by Bobby on Dec 01, 2014 7:25 AM
Chuck Schubert
OAKWOOD CEMETERY
I was at Oakwood last week and took over 6,000 pictures. 80 percent have not been entered. I covered all sections of D (a,b,c,d,e etc) and started section A. Amazing most of section D was not covered before. The names were listed, but the pictures were not there. Section E is an easier terrain to cover and most are there near the red house. Thanks to the maps you sent me in May I was able to keep on track and covered most of the older part of the cemetery until it got dark and cold. Chuck
Added by Chuck Schubert on Nov 25, 2014 8:24 PM
Birdgirl
James FLoyd Giles
Hi Mike, thanks for the additional info on him. I've added to his memorial.
Added by Birdgirl on Nov 13, 2014 1:30 PM
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