|MisterCake||Thomas Young Aby|
Very neat. Well I certainly thank you for taking it, as the Confederacy and Louisiana is your interest you may care to know that his father moved there from Mississippi, supposedly fearing a new railroad would ruin his cotton business. His father's business partner in MS, P S Catchings, signed the Mississippi Ordinance of Secession.
|MisterCake||Thomas Young Aby|
I descend through his aunt, Kate Aby who married A J Turner. It was ever so neat to see a picture of him, is there a story to how you got it?
|Barbara||RE: Cypress Grove cemetery|
Thank you for getting back to me regarding the Confederate Soldiers & Cypress Grove.
NOLA Girl has added them all (see messages she sent to me). Send her a big "Thanks" because the listing I sent her was inclusive of Fla, Ga, Ala, Miss, La, Tx, Ark, Tenn, and Carolinas (think she said 190+ names)with death dates for most of them.
Added by Barbara on Oct 20, 2013 6:17 PM
|Barbara||Cypress Grove cemetery|
Not finding listed at Cypress Grove or in Lousiana. I hope you will take a look at this -- decision - to add these soldiers to "Cypress Grove" vs not adding. Would appreciate your input from newspaper article (partial) of Dec 1863:
After a description of her visit to the place, she says: "The Confederate graves were beautifully decorated, not one neglected. They presented a glorious contrast to the graves of the Federals, some of which were covered with weeds that made it almost impossible to see the head-boards. Where the Union ladies were we should like to know. In the center of the Confederate burial ground (which is in Cypress Grove) there is a cross about seven feet high, covered with black velvet, and spangled with gold. In golden letters inscribed on the front of the cross, are these words, "To our Southern brothers, by the ladies of New Orleans."
Louisianians. – J. E. Lawrence, co B, 28th regiment, died April 24, 1863, at the St. James hospital; A P Salerovich, co D, 28th, died May 3, 1863, at the St. James hospital; Con Andrews, co C, 28th, died April 26th, 1863, at St. James hospital; J. S. O'Neil, co F, died May 8, 1863, at St. James hospital; Peter Clofat, 2d Louisiana cavalry, died May 11, 1863, at St. James hospital; Joseph Campbell, co A, 28th, died May 25, 1863, at St. James hospital; S. Mitchum, co. F, Louisiana cavalry, died May 17, 1863, at St. James hospital; A. W. Milner, co D, 28th, died May 19, 1863, at James hospital; E. L. Goodwin, co B, 28th, died June 7, 1863, at St. James hospital, John K. Dean, co A, 12th, died August 2, 1863; Theo Daruson, 3d, died July 29, 1863; Sergt F Lano, co A, 23d Louisiana artillery, died at St Louis hospital; Thos J. Stanley, co G, 18th, died June 10, 1863, at St. James hospital; Wm C Irwin, co D, 1st, died at St. Louis hospital; Jas Carl, co G, 3d, died at St. Louis hospital; F H Kuhn, co D, Miles' legion, died August 13, 1863; E. O. Grate, (of Newton county, Mississippi,) co D, Miles' legion, died August 13, 1863.
Added by Barbara on Oct 18, 2013 8:32 AM
|Nancy E. Collins||RE: William Liles|
Yes, they are his parents. Thank you for adding the info and for all of your volunteer work.
|Tarah Thomas||Simeon Odom|
Hi. You gave me information on my ancestor, Augustin Bordelon, who was killed at the Battle of Mansfield. Do you by any chance have a record of a Simeon Odom who was killed there? Supposedly died in May of wounds received during the battle. Thank you!
|Tarah Thomas||RE: Augustin Bordelon|
Thank you so much for the information! You have been very helpful! And I am glad to have a copy of the original record of his death. Yes, I believe my Augustin had a brother named Celestin and they lived next door to each other. I will have to see if I can find where his marker is in Avoyelles and maybe that will lead my to Augustin's. My Augustin also seems to have been dead by 1870. His wife died in 1867 and in 1870 his daughter is living with another family, so I am pretty sure this is him. The age definitely matches up. Thank you again for the information! Definitely gives me some leads!
|Tarah Thomas||Augustin Bordelon|
Thank you so much for the photo of the record! Does that mean that his grave is unmarked and unknown? I think he might be my 5th great grandfather, but I am unsure.
|Carol Scott||Thank You|
Your work is deeply appreciated.
Carol Ann Dykes Scott
(Tom Dykes' granddaughter, Buddy's daughter)
|Noname||Col Leopold Lugar Armant|
Memorial transferred to your care... Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Added by Noname on Dec 13, 2011 8:56 PM
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