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On the Trail (#47231429)
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I am working on a virtual cemetery of all the men who served in the 16th Regiment Georgia Infantry Volunteers (all 10 companies) as part of the research for a book I plan to publish. So far, I have located and/or created and linked memorials for 775 of the men who served in the 16th GVI. Of those, only 65 are ones I have created for men who did not already have one. Only 8 of the created ones remain with unknown burial locations.

My connection to the 16th is through my husband. His gg grandfather William Walker Fitts (Find A Grave Memorial# 47068331) served in Company D "Danielsville Guards" and was killed at the Bloody Angle during the Battle of Spotsylvania.

It seems that the places where the 16th Regiment fought were always the places that saw the heaviest casualties and the worst engagements. It is very moving to follow along the footsteps of the Regiment and see the places in person. We have stood in the Wheatfield and the Peach Orchard at Gettysburg; the Sunken Road at Fredericksburg; the Bloody Lane at Antietam; and saw Cramptons Gap where 500 Confederates (including the 16th Georgia) tried to defend against the approach of 13,000 union soldiers.

At Spotsylvania where my husbands gg grandfather was killed, we were able to hire a knowledgeable guide who was able to research and then show us almost precisely where the 16th GA was at the Bloody Angle and where WW Fitts died. He is not in the Confederate Cemetery and his burial is unknown. Since many of the dead were left in the trenches and the ground turned over them, we assume this was his fate.

To honor the memory of these men, I am systematically searching through every name on the roster, cross checking through Fold3 records, and trying to locate them on Find A Grave, then linking them in a virtual cemetery so they can be found together. For the many who were killed in action at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and elsewhere who do not have a grave, I am creating memorials with their information and listing their burials as unknown. So far I have located and linked 775 memorials for the 16th GA Inf Vols.

Since little compiled information is currently available about the 16th I am also planning to publish a book. If you have additional information about its members, I would be happy to include biographical info, stories, letters, etc. Please feel free to message me with any additional info or for more info I may have on a relative.
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Al Cross
RE: Basil W Cross
It took me awhile, but I'm paying attention now...

My family tree, as I believe it to be:

Basil W. Cross 1750 Maryland-1822 Berkeley, VA
SP: Rachel Pingley 1760-

CH: Catherine ?
Joseph Berkeley, VA 1778-Wyandot, OH 1850
Sp: Nancy Comegys d. 1850 Wyandot, OH

John R. 1785-1861 d. Wyandot, OH
Sp: Deborleigh Comegys

Basil 1800-1818 d. Berkeley, VA

Joseph had a son Basil W. 1812-1883
Sp: Margaret M. Sisty


John R. & Deborleigh had a son named,
Benjamin Cornelius Cross....after his grandfather.
Benjamin's wife was Mariah Green 1812-1855
Added by Al Cross on May 04, 2015 2:15 PM
Don Blauvelt
RE: J C O Redington Memorial# 55128745
Thanks. Nice to put a face to a person you likely would have not met in the day
Added by Don Blauvelt on Mar 09, 2015 2:25 PM
Don Blauvelt
RE: J C O Redington Memorial# 55128745
Please do.
Added by Don Blauvelt on Mar 08, 2015 8:13 PM
Don Blauvelt
RE: J C O Redington Memorial# 55128745
John Calvin Owen Redington and his mutually orphaned younger sister Ruth Emily were the nephew and niece of my 3rd great step-grandmother, Semantha (Washburn) Robinson. Ruth Emily, but not John, was adopted by Semantha's husband, my 3rd gr. grandfather Rev. Septimus Robinson. John went to live with other Redington-Washburn relatives and it was only appropriate to detail both siblings.

Added by Don Blauvelt on Mar 08, 2015 5:07 PM
Al Cross
RE: Basil W Cross
Give me a few days, and I'll check my records
to see if I have any other info.
I looked, and you do indeed have a connection
to my tree.
I look forward to speaking with you again soon.

Added by Al Cross on Feb 26, 2015 6:23 PM
Al Cross
RE: Basil W Cross
I've not searched many ancestors off the main line.
I have Basil W. Cross
b. 20 Jun 1812...d. 15 May 1883

His Father: Joseph 1778-1850
His Mother: Nancy Ann Comegys 1776-1850?.

Joseph has a brother: John R. 1875-1861, but I have no info about any military for John R.

In your search, if you find something of interest, feel free to email again, and we can talk again.

Al Cross

Added by Al Cross on Feb 23, 2015 9:41 AM
tania thompson
CSA Memorials
Hi there! I have a lot of ancestor memorials from Jjackson Co Ga. and I'm discovering more as I go. If you ever want to research any of my memorials, you are always welcomed to them. Many of my Lord family were in the Civil War. Sincerely, Tania
Added by tania thompson on Feb 10, 2015 5:17 AM
Barry Nash
Henry C. Nash
Read your post on the GA 16th. My GGgrandfather was James Rutherford Nash and GGGgrandfather was James Nash both of Cobb's Legion. They were both from Jackson Co., GA. James was Henry C.'s uncle, a cousin of Gabriel's. James is buried in Danielsville,GA. Oddly enough my son Justin Nash lives a bout 2 blocks away fron Ft. Sanders where Henry was killed in action.
Added by Barry Nash on Jan 31, 2015 12:42 PM
David Butler
ramsey volunteers
Hello, I might be of some help for your research on the Ramsey Volunteers as I am also writing a book that has a lot of them in it. Also have contact info for the man that wrote the book on this company (Co. K, 16th Ga)
David Butler
Added by David Butler on Dec 07, 2014 9:10 PM
Rodney Ridgway
RE: John H. Ginn, Co. D,, 16th Regt., Danielsville Guards
Hey Laura - Thanks for the reply and the info. Didn't realize they went by alpha order. That's interesting that they would have been close. I created a Find a Grave entry for John and added his pic there. it's under Pvt. John Anderson Ginn, memorial # 139361313. Had to set up a cemetery so I just called it Wilderness Battlefield. If you can't save the pic from there email me at and I'll send it to you. I'd also love to see the info you have if you could email that to me.

Thanks a bunch, Rodney
Added by Rodney Ridgway on Nov 29, 2014 9:39 AM
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