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Hutch (#47312109)
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Bio Photo 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. 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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Jenny Disque
David Lester
Thank you Hutch for replying. I haven't found this David Lester in my family yet but I am pretty sure he is in it somewhere. Don't transfer him to me yet. I appreciate your reply.So many people on findagrave are difficult to deal with. They seem to forget the whole purpose of it - honoring those who have passed before us! You are exceptional.
Added by Jenny Disque on Nov 19, 2014 5:43 AM
L Ferree
RE: Need your help
Thank you!
Added by L Ferree on Nov 15, 2014 3:02 PM
L Ferree
Need your help
Hi Hutch, I wonder if you could take a look at a stone I just posted and see if you can make any sense of it. It says J. W. SPE CE. On the second line it says Breckenridge. It seems like the surname should be Spence, but I don't know why there is a blank space there. Do you have any idea what Breckenridge might refer to? It's memorial # 138757480. It's an earlier stone than the headstone applications from the 1940s, so that's no help. It doesn't even say CSA. I'm just not sure how to post it. Thanks, Linda.
Added by L Ferree on Nov 14, 2014 7:31 PM
Charles Shipp
RE: William Washington Lyons #64096269
William Washington Lyons swore before DeKalb County AL Probate Judge, James A Croley that he entered the service of the Confederacy in or about August 1861, joining Capt. Galaspy's (Gilaspy's) Company at Knoxville, TN and remained with said company until about August 1862, then being transferred to Co L, 7th Alabama Regiment, and served as 2nd Lieutenant in said company until about October 1964 when said company was reduced to three men, and I resigned as 2nd Lieutenant of said Company and desolving said Company, and joined Company G, 3rd Confederate. He received a pension. Source: Application For the Relief of Confederate Soldiers and Sailors, 03 Jul 1911. He was age 70 and examined by C. W. Wright, MD Pension Board.
The Alabama Civil War Service Database also says he was captured at Valley Head, AL, October, 1863 as member of 7th AL Reg, Infantry, Green's Co. I do not know if this is correct as that would be very close to where he lived.
Added by Charles Shipp on Nov 14, 2014 11:47 AM
Charles Shipp
William Washington Lyons #64096269
Civil War Pension Application
02 Jul 1911

Age: 70
Office of James A. Croley, Probate Judge for DeKalb County,Fort Payne,Dekalb, AL, USA
W. W. Lyons swears he entered the service of the CSA in or about August 1861, Cap. Gilaspy's Co, Knoxville, TN until transferred Aug 1862, Co L 7th AL Regt,, 2nd Lt. until Oct 1864, resigned as 2nd Lt when said company was reduced to three men, and desolving said company, and joined Co G, 3rd Confederate. W.C. Holleman and J.M. Price attested to W.W. Lyons' service as set forth in his application.

There is no indication of his service to the CSA on his gravemarker.He was my great grand uncle.
Added by Charles Shipp on Nov 13, 2014 4:09 PM
RE: Lamberth
Hutch. Thanks for your reply. The fellow I sent the info to never responded and made no updates. It is unfortunate, as I would like to see Lamberth recognized better.

Best wishes.
Added by DDW on Nov 11, 2014 3:55 PM
A Walk Through Time
10th AL Virtual Cem
My great great grandmother's brother, Richard Tate Whorton served in Co G, 10th AL and was killed 17 Sept 1862 at Sharpsburg.
Added by A Walk Through Time on Oct 30, 2014 9:34 PM
Lynda Pittman Saltz
Thank you.
What an amazing and wonderful virtual cemetery. Thank you for all the hard work this must have involved. A great family history tool. My great grandfather, Hilliard Pittman, was named after Hilliard. His much-admired uncle, John Wesley Pittman, proudly served in Hilliard's Legion. I will try to find his memorial and ask that you include him.
Added by Lynda Pittman Saltz on Oct 29, 2014 12:31 AM
Marsha Souza
RE: James W. Amos
Hi again, Hutch,

Sorry you had trouble getting an email to me.

My email address is:

Would look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for letting me know.

Marsha Souza
Added by Marsha Souza on Oct 23, 2014 9:05 AM
Marsha Souza
RE: James W. Amos
Thanks so much for the info, Hutch.

I have also sent Steve Amos a request as I know he maintains the site. Haven't heard yet, but I certainly appreciate that you responded with that advice.

Have a Blessed Day!

Marsha Souza

Added by Marsha Souza on Oct 23, 2014 8:40 AM
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