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RC Loring (#47426863)
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Retired Air Force, born in Brockton Mass. Contributing to the Loring/Lewis/Hanscom/Peavey surnames. Massachusetts and Maine.
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Jacki, Weymouth Massachusetts
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Yes, the military sends stones to families. There are often two profiles on F-A-G for the same soldier because of this. There were several soldiers that did get shipped home, right smack dab in the middle of the Civil War. The military didn't bother to keep record of it, and most times these 'soldier mounds' or 'mass graves' were not cemeteries until after there was a mound. So there were not caretakers to keep records. I did go to Fairmount personally, and they assured me that his spouse was in one area, when she was not. They did not have a record of William's burial, so there is not an interment date for him at Fairmount. BUT, her grave was moved for a reason. They could have easily put a stone where her grave was at originally, I sent you pictures of that area. So why was she moved to another location? I'm feeling a 60/40 on that one, with him being at Fairmount. Military, historians, they won't dig for info. Or they just plain don't have the information. Did you ask the historian you talked to if there is a memorial for the Civil War in the area of your deceased? Your ancestor should be on that memorial. If they don't feel like doing the homework, they will tell you that he is in a mass grave. I was told absolutely everything regarding my gggrandfather because I kept banging on doors, not one bit of information I received was the truth. I had to dig, and it took me about half year, but I got him to the right place. Let me look what you put for the place he fell, see what I know of the area. I'm better with Maryland, and of course, Weymouth.
Added by Jacki, Weymouth Massachus... on Jun 21, 2013 9:49 AM
Jacki, Weymouth Massachusetts
Pvt William A. Lewis 94573750
That stone is in Fairmount Cemetery, East Weymouth, where I originally had him.
Added by Jacki, Weymouth Massachus... on Jun 21, 2013 7:07 AM
Hammer
RE: William Lewis
The gravestone is in Fairmount Cemetery, Weymouth, Mass. It's right next to the stone for his wife Lucinda.
Added by Hammer on Jun 21, 2013 6:53 AM
 

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