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Historical_Watson (#46838538)
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I have been greatly helped by others who have so much more experience than I. I live in the Chester and Hopewell area and would love to be a help to someone else the way others have been to me!!
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Rachel Keller
RE: City Point National Cemetery
Thank you so very much. No I would not want you to take it down as it is a duplicate. It is interesting to compare the two photo's and see that when yours was taken the monument had been cleaned and looks so much better. My sincere thanks to you.
Added by Rachel Keller on Jul 08, 2015 8:00 PM
Rachel Keller
RE: City Point National Cemetery
Hi Chris: This is what I located. It looks to be the Thomas Lepsey House. It somewhat appears to me this is where numerous men were laid to rest at their death and moved. I have not been able to locate "Thomas Lepsey" but with some research it probably has historical significance.

Record of Federal Dead - Genealogy Quest
genealogy-quest.com/.../civil-war/record-of-federal-deadCached
Record of Federal Dead. ... City Point List, Near Thomas Lepsey’s House; City Point, Cavalry Corps Cemetery; City Point, on line of railroad; The Ruffin Plantation;

Thanks for you help...
Added by Rachel Keller on Jun 03, 2015 7:26 PM
Rachel Keller
RE: City Point National Cemetery
The name on the headstone is S. Densmore..
his name is Sylvester Dunsmoor...
1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment Co. B
Added by Rachel Keller on May 28, 2015 1:46 PM
Rachel Keller
RE: City Point National Cemetery
Thank you so very very much for your kind offer. I spent a few hours after I sent my message and I was able to find him. His name is spelled incorrectly on his marker and on findagrave which made it difficult to find. But he is now accounted for.
I was surprised his marker was incorrect as his wives pension paper are spelled correctly.
Again thanks for you offer Rachel Keller
Added by Rachel Keller on May 27, 2015 2:46 PM
Rachel Keller
City Point National Cemetery
Wondering if you know a data base that lists all of the Civil War men who died and are buried at City Point. I am looking for Sylvester Dunsmoor who died at City Point, Va. on Nov 25, 1864 who was a member of the Fist Mn. Vol. Inf. Reg. Co. B.
Any help in pointing me the right direction would be appreciated.
Added by Rachel Keller on May 26, 2015 9:09 AM
Joanne Dickinson
RE: Oak Tree - Kippax Plantation
Thanks so very much Chris for the contact info. I, too, like you, am primary caregiver for both by octogenarian parents and fully understand those responsibilities and time commitments. Blessings to you and yours.
Added by Joanne Dickinson on Apr 08, 2015 8:02 AM
Joanne Dickinson
Oak Tree - Kippax Plantation
Have you an image of the full oak tree that has burial markers at its foot that you would like to share. Have you anyone discerned the type of oak tree within the various oak tree species?

FYI: A late 1980's early 1990 archaeological study of Kippax plantation includes in it: "The natural vegetation of this portion of the Atlantic Coastal Plain is the Oak-Pine Forest type with pine predominating on the flat land and ridges, and oak in the low areas. Other major tree species include hickory, poplar, gum, beech, sycamore, maple, birch, magnolia, and dogwood."

Thank you.
Added by Joanne Dickinson on Apr 07, 2015 1:57 PM
Valerie Laskowski
Kippax Plantation
Hi Historical Watson,

I am a member of the Colonial Dames 17th Century, and one of our chapters placed the marker at the Rolfe graves, along with the Richmond Virginia Chapter.

I am finishing a Texas Society State Marker book for Colonial Dames and was wondering if you could take a picture of the Colonial Dames marker itself for our book? It would be greatly appreciated.

We want to have the book finished by the end of January.

Thanks,
Valerie
Added by Valerie Laskowski on Jan 10, 2011 12:14 AM
Peka
RE: Paul and Julia Kennington Headstone
I'm Happy that I could help!
Added by Peka on Nov 17, 2009 8:28 AM
Jim Jeffery
RE: John Smith and Philip Smith/ City Point National Cemetery
I thank you for your prompt reply and I am just leaving for the weekend. I will be in touch again on Monday. I think you posted on your "direct" site a full picture of the entrance of of the bronze plaques. I will check later and send you what I am thinking of.

best weekend wishes, and thank again (and of course for you pictures) and your willingness, for John and Philip Smith 3 X grand nephew to take over from here.

Added by Jim Jeffery on Jul 24, 2009 5:04 PM
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