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Documenting Civil War graves at Chattanooga National Cemetery and Marietta National Cemetery (using the original burial records).|
Taking a detour. Found records for Cave Hill Nat Cem. I am looking for Amos M York who died at Camp Wood, Munfordville, Ky.
I would be glad to add bio, relationship links, etc. and link to you for genealogical purposes. I have many of these memorials in Virtual Cemeteries related by battle, military group, and where originally died and buried on the battlefield. I often times link soldiers together by regiment. There were lots of mistakes made on spelling of names, regiments, and death dates by the original quartermaster crews who buried men on the battlefield, the War Dept., and on through history by the Veterans Administration (VA), FAG on upload, headstone makers, etc. I am trying to account for all (that I can) who were killed in that awful war.
Tips for finding Civil War soldiers:
When searching for Civil War soldiers, try different spellings; back then it was common to spell one person's name several ways.
Figure out where he died or was killed and search the National Cemetery near that location where he died.
See the Veterans Administration web site to see if he is listed. http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1 . There are many spelling errors so try different ways.
Try entering just the first three letters of the last name. Try entering just first initial of the first name. For example, Marietta National Cemetery typically had only first and second initials and last name, where Chattanooga National Cemetery typically listed the whole first name.
Jno for John
Wm for William
Chas for Charles
There are some "Unknowns" entered with just first and last initial. Others have a last name of "Unknown". Enter Unknown as last name on Findagrave in the Marietta and Chattanooga National Cemeteries to see if you can find him that way; sometimes there are hints such as regiment or state served, date of death, or where originally buried.
When I first started creating Virtual Cemeteries, the number of characters allowed was severely limiting, ergo, many abbreviations and other space saving short cuts. I plan to go back over my VCs someday and fix this now that >99k characters are allowed.
I would be glad to add family links or bio to any memorials I have entered or manage if you use the Edit tab and Suggest a correction link.
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|Maureen||RE: James Bloss|
Wow, didn't know that. Thanks!!!
Added by Maureen on Feb 02, 2014 1:59 PM
|Tom Mauer||RE: T W Higgins|
Hi I have checked all my sources and can not identify this soldier. I have never seen a memorial marker like his before. I suspect that he may be from another states military unit. There are a lot of T Higgins in the data base. I will continue to search.
Thanks for the Challenge
|Linda Konrad||Harriet Coale Barney|
I have moved this entry from Cave Hill National Cemetery to Cave Hill Cemetery as you requested. Could you please contact CatheC who has a duplicate entry she entered on Nov 13, 2013, #100675055. I created my memorial on May 23, 2011, #7028 4272. Please request her to delete her memorial. Thank you.
Thanks for the work that you are doing.
CW National Cemetery burial records are a mess ..
But with careful research, a lot of it can be mended.
|Roberta F. Bobbi Jenkins||Thomas Cook|
Thanks for the cemetery location
|John Fish||Reuben Hendrickson|
Reuben Hendrickson was born 2 May 1835 in Monroe County, Indiana.
|Tammy Pierce||RE: WILSON, GOLD|
Thanks , I am searching for a chid Goldie Wilson age appx. 2-4 near Bolivor Tn area possably Chattanooga .
|Davis E. McCollum||RE: Martin Leyden|
Done... i tried to upload direct from my Iphone onsite... it doesn't work that way obviously. Thanks.
|Davis E. McCollum||RE: Martin Leyden|
Ouch ... first time I tried doing it from my iPhone - will correct and thanks.
|Sue Leatherman||RE: Samuel D Miller, Civil War soldier|
Sorry there is nothing to identify this grave. He is buried alongside other Millers and he has a GAR marker so I took the photo anyway hoping that it is probably Samuel.
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