RE: Amanda Stowe/Darwin Callaway He really does have a grave in Marietta National. There was just enough information on his death and grave in Augusta to figure it out. One of the lucky ones. He was buried between an Unknown and George Butler who I still have not figured out. I have been studying Marietta and Chattanooga National cemeteries for several years and using the original burial records to identify and describe thousands of soldiers. It is still a thrill to identify these soldiers and connect them to their spouses and or parents after all these years. I know that it is a common thought that Union soldiers were buried in mass graves, but I have not found that to be true of Union soldiers who died in Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia. Even if the Union did not hold the ground and the Union men were buried by the rebels in pits right after the battle, the U.S. government re-interred all of them that they could after the war in individual graves. I find it fascinating to study and figure these things out.
RE: Sally Ann Avery Calloway He was buried at the City Cemetery which is now called Magnolia Cemetery, but only temporarily. All Union soldiers were removed to Marietta National Cemetery in October of 1867. This is documented in the U.S. Burial Registers from the National Archives. They have been published on ancestry.com.
You will find a marker for Darwin in Marietta National Cemetery, in Section F grave 5451. His name was misspelled as Calway.
He is not in a mass grave in either cemetery. The markers that were erected at Magnolia are either in error or just a display as there were over 100 Union soldiers temporarily buried there and then moved to Marietta.
For more information, see my Virtual Cemetery at: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=vcsr&GSvcid=100002
Sally Ann Avery Calloway I saw your flower on her memorial and wanted to let you know I found her long lost husband Darwin's grave. He was a Civil War soldier and a Prisoner of War. He died at Augusta, Ga.
RE: C. Calaway You are very welcome. Magnolia is a beautiful place to visit even if you don't know the specific plot. It's very rich in history. The time frame when it was opened has left alot of unanswered questions regarding specifically where people are, but if we know they are there that's all that matters! Let me know if I can ever help in my area again!
Hello again! Many thanks for your thoughtful note, Amanda, and it's great to hear from you again! I still primarily use my hoveyquest email for Armstrong correspondence, but notes sent to you were bouncing back. So I'm happy to reconnect! Yes, it was Dad who worked at Kodak ... the golden years, when people used film! May I attach your digital image of Jane with grandson Jack to her memorial page? ... I received it from you in 2008, and although cousin Connie J. has the same, it seems to be from your collection. Thanks! All the best, Art
Armstrong memorials Hello Amanda and welcome to Find-A-Grave! I just had the pleasure of discovering your thoughtful floral tributes, and I'm so pleased that you're finding the Armstrongs' memorial pages. Please feel free to contact me anytime regarding our common lineage. Best wishes, Art