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Bob R (#47479948)
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Bio Photo I live in Southwest Connecticut, and am trying to memorialize and identify local Civil War veterans. Particularly interested in the 17th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry.

Thanks to all the members who have helped by creating memorials, providing information, or taking photographs.

Visit the 17th Regiment blog for stories, letters, photos and much more:

Email: bobr912 (at) gmail (dot) com
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Bob L.
RE: Van Hoosear photos
You're very welcome. I, too, was disappointed that Henry does not have a headstone. Perhaps it is because he was the last die. Bob
Added by Bob L. on Jun 26, 2014 11:13 AM
Isaac Tucker
Hi Bob,

Thanks so much for the transfer of Isaac Tucker. It was very kind of you and means a lot to me.

Added by Merry on Jun 25, 2014 4:43 AM
Isaac Tucker #126492038
Isaac Tucker was a family member of mine. Would you please transfer management to me? My Find A Grave is 46823897. If not would you please link him to his father David #13354082?

Added by Merry on Jun 23, 2014 10:15 AM
Shelly Sicily
Thanks Bob...there are two new requests. Greatly appreciate your time!
Added by Shelly Sicily on Jun 21, 2014 11:03 AM
Anne Malmquist
William and Eva Demarest
Thank you so much for the photos of the graves of William and Eva Demarest. They are my great-great grandparents. I am so pleased to be able to see their markers.

Added by Anne Malmquist on Jun 07, 2014 9:55 PM
John Pagini
Edmund Kleespies

I saw your comment on Edmund Kleespies. Please see the following which was derived from an article by Edmund F. Schmidt:

The Darien Review reported that on January 31, 1935, Civil War veteran Elvie Howe died at Fitch's Soldiers Home. Elvis Howe was 99 year old. As of 1935, there were still three Civil War veterans living there. The Soldiers Home boasted having a card and smoking room, a pool-billiard room with four tables, a barber shop, laundry, and bakery on the premises. There was also a library of several thousand volumes when there was no public library in Town.
When the Home was closed, residents included one Civil War veteran, one Indian War veteran, 50 veterans of the Spanish War, 10 of the Mexican War and 499 veterans from the Great War (World War I). The Last Commandant at the Fitch Home was Colonel Raymond F. Gates. Major Grover Sweet was chief medical officer who served along with Captain Frank D. Walsh.
The soldiers moved out on August 28, 1940. The last living Civil War veteran at the Home, Edmund Kleespies (97), went down to the train along with William Cassidy (87) who was a veteran of the Indian Wars. It was raining like the dickens and vans brought the soldiers down to the Noroton train station. A special train of 4 coaches and 2 baggage cars took the soldiers to their new home at Rocky Hill.
Foot Note: The above information was copied from an article written by Edmund F. Schmidt
Added by John Pagini on May 26, 2014 10:53 AM
RE: Stephen Bradley
OK Should be posted later tomorrow. Need to go to work now. Sorry for delay.
Added by montanac7 on May 22, 2014 9:26 PM
Albert A. Plunkett

Thank you so very much for taking time to photograph and post the grave my great grand uncle, Albert A. Plunkett. Your kindness is truly appreciated!

Added by KendreaM on May 22, 2014 8:57 PM
RE: Stephen Bradley
I need to apologize first off. it looks like I sent you a message meant for another grave. I did go back to Forestvale and talk with the caretaker. Due to the age of the area and some poor record keeping while they can confirm that Stephen Bradley is buried in the GAR plot it is impossible to be sure where his unmarked grave is. I believe it to be with the other markers of similar age but there is no guarantee. I took a couple of pictures of the general area and can post a picture of the general area. Is this acceptable? I really did not mean to cause all this confusion. I also have a picture of a stone vase in the same area that I think is part of the same area. Would you like me to post those?
Added by montanac7 on May 22, 2014 8:47 PM
Thank you very much for the photos!!!
Added by Lisa on May 22, 2014 6:06 PM
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