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I am a retired Huntsville Alabama Police Officer. I have been a student of local history for many years. My main interests lie in Alabama Civil War Units. One of the saddest things about the Civil War was that so many young men left home and were never heard from again. Their families never knew how or where they died or where they were buried. Thanks to the work of many Findagrave contributors, I have reunited many of these brave men,if only in a virtual cemetery. These cemeteries are a constant work in progress. There are three that I hope I never add another name to. I welcome any and all info on any of my memorials and am always happy to transfer your kin folk. If you visit the memorial of any of these brave men, please honor them in any way you see fit. Whether or not you believe their cause was just, does not matter. What matters is that men from both sides fought and died protecting the only way of life they had ever known. "Alas! In how many Southern homes aching hearts waited through weary months for news of loved ones that never came until the suspense was replaced by the real certainty that the absent one had helped to swell the unknown dead of the Wheatfield, the Peach Orchard, or the Devil's Den of a Northern land."--J. Howard Wert. Sometimes I come home from work with a sore back or tired feet or maybe even a headache. Then I think of a 16 year old boy lying wounded in a dark field. He's hundreds of miles from home. He's thirsty,hungry and cold. He's crying for his Mama. Or I think of Robert and Sarah Milling, of Dallas County, who lost their five sons to the Confederate cause in the 20th Alabama Infantry. Suddenly, I don't feel so bad afterall.|
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|Martha Royals Swanner ||Thomas G. Hammonds|
Thanks so much for the transfer.
|Martha Royals Swanner ||Thomas G. Hammonds|
|Sharon Frank Patrick||photo|
You are most welcome for the photo.
|Cheryl Turner Miller||Albert Swindle|
Thank you so much Mr. Hutchinson for all you do. Until today I had no record of where my 2nd Great Grandfather was buried. I knew where and when he was killed in the Civil War but never saw record of his burial. Again, I thank you! Cheryl Turner Miller
|Robert Galloway||Edmond P. Chitwood, 4th Arkansas Union Calvary|
Since you are interested in Civil War soldiers, I have created a memorial record for a veteran that you might enjoy reading. Although he was from Arkansas and not from Alabama I still think his suffering and hardship reflects what you write about in your biography. When this record was first created all I had was the monument photo. One thing led to another and it soon became a quest to find out all I could about this man and what he experienced. How he managed to live through what he did was exceptional given the time and place. His memorial record is #64269515.
|William Brown||Pvt William Hays|
Thank you so much for transferring his memorial. I had found his burial place through a usgenweb site about two years ago and I was very happy to see his memorial you added in February. From census data it seems he died of sickness like so many. His brother, Thomas B. Hayes, was also in the 29th Alabama, survived the War and is buried in Bibb County.
I think the work you do with the virtual cemeteries is great. Thanks again, William
|Bill DeLoach||10th Confederate Cavalry|
Please add Charles Augustus DeLoach to the 10th Confederate Cavalry list.
Born 2 Aug. 1842
Died 31 Dec 1926
Buried at Wehadkee Baptist Church Cemetery in Troup Co. Ga.
Enlisted in CSA 10 Mar. 1862 at Hickory Flats, Chambers Co. AL.
Company A, Hillard's Legion, 5th Battalion, Later to become the 10th Confederate Cavalry.
Also please add Charles brother Jesse W. DeLoach
Born 20 Mar. 1839
Died 14 Nov. 1925
Buried at Mt. Hickory Cemetery in Chambers Co. AL.
Enlisted also into Hillard's Legion, Company A, 5th Battalion, later to become the 10th Confederate Cavalry.
Charles was my Great Great Grandfather.
|Rachel Dobson||Thank you!|
I just discovered all of your CSA virtual cemeteries!They are most interesting -- and helpful as I'm doing research in the Russell County area. Thanks so much for all your work!
|Bonnie Stringer||Mary J Lewis|
Thank you for the Mary J Lewis gravestone photo. I was truly taken by it and the clarity of the writing after so long. I wonder if you noticed any other Lewis stones near hers. If you're ever near there again, would you look? Thanks again.
Bonnie Lewis Stringer
|Nancy Cornelius||John Prichett at Mt. High in Marshall Co. AL|
On an old web site I found a list of this cemetery that has 2 John Prichett listed. One is the military marker and the other has dates 12/4/1832-7/30/1895 with wife Annie. The dates match the age needed, just not sure they belong to the same person. Any ideas will be appreciated. Nancy
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