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Documenting graves of Civil War soldiers from battles in the Chattanooga, TN area, e.g., Mission Ridge and Resaca. See my postings under WRC and Janet, also. I have over 100 Virtual Cemeteries to help organize them by battles and regiments.|
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
Fredk for Frederick
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.
I have been entering Unknowns in Chattanooga National Cemetery in the following format:
First Name = Plot (e.g., P-5916)
Middle Name = where died (e.g., Chickamauga)
Last Name = Unknown
So, if you Begin new search middle name = Chickamauga, last name = Unknown, State = Tennessee, County = Hamilton, you will get a list of Unknowns I have entered who were originally buried on the Chickamauga battlefield. I found about 145 Unknowns with partial identification that were originally buried on the Chickamauga battlefield. I am hoping that some of the Unknowns can be identified, at least partially, from the descriptions of their original burial places.
I have created VCs that refer to the Burial Register for Chattanooga National Cemetery on ancestry.com. They are organized by BL # (Bill of Lading) and image number. See: U.S., Burial Registers, Military Posts and National Cemeteries, 1862-1960, Tennessee, Chattanooga National Cemetery. I am disappointed that there is such an incomplete records of the re-interments. What is posted on ancestry appears to be only the records of one man, an agent hired by the Quartermaster Office to retrieve the bodies and bring them to the cemetery. Without more records, it will be hard to identify any more soldiers.
Click here for a list of burials in Chattanooga National Cemetery with death dates before 1866.
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|Marilyn Andersen||Edward Billings|
Thank you for the newest information on Edward Billings at Marietta National Cemetery. It was very thoughtful of you to send me the updates, which I will add to the memorial. You are doing wonderful work. M.Andersen
|Charles Walker||Demopolis unknown soldiers|
Thank you for posting the whole bunch of unknowns from Demopolis and Thank You for letting me know
|Arctic Cat||RE: Pvt Arthur Douglas|
I have updated his info, and given you as a reference. Do you have a citation for the burial register?
|Linda Gardner||William Bingham|
Thank you for the correction for William Bingham.
|Arctic Cat||RE: Looking for a Minn soldier|
I added an alternate name and comment for Corp William Laabs on the Ancestry Burial Register. Don't forget to check my virtual cemeteries by MN regiment.
|Arctic Cat||RE: Looking for a Minn soldier|
Got him! See Find A Grave #70821575 at Marietta. I had him in my virtual cemetery for the 10th MN Inf.
|Suzie||Your Findagrave.com work|
Thank you, for the work that you are doing. It is important for us to remember our dead; they were fathers, brothers, sisters, mothers. I am sure that your work has helped many with their family genealogy &/or research.
Added by Suzie on Oct 28, 2013 12:10 PM
|John S. Sims||10-24-13|
How nice to meet you a few weeks ago! I am working on Section J "USCT" and thought you'd be interested to know that I am finding some memorials that I do not manage with missing death dates! Something has just erased a lot of the dates....crazy.
|Deb Root Shell||Adam Icenogle Memorial# 2984398|
Would it be possible to transfer Adam Icenogle's memorial to me? He is a brother of my great-grandmother Emily Icenogle Miller. I have copies of his military papers from NARA (no pension file available). Thank you.
|Geri Hemp Mercer||RE: Broaddus Photos|
You are welcome. Glad I could help.
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