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Mike B. (#47525629)
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Bio Photo There are over 98,100 souls buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond, Va. and 11,800 Confederate soldiers give or take a 1,000. The picture on the left Is the Confederate section Oakwood Cemetery taken in 1865.



You can destroy them by using any kind of soap, bleach, Ajax. I came across a marble stone over 200 years old a few years ago. I went back and somebody had cleaned it. It was all pitted and the details were almost gone and the stone turned gray. Reason you do not clean them. There are chemicals in all modern cleaning materials. They will eat them away faster than the weather. SO LEAVE THEM ALONE!!! If you can't read them DO A RUBBING with paper and pencil. Post the headstone and the rubbing together. I also found out you can use thin aluminum foil using a soft brush and brush lightly over the letters. Shaving cream has salt in. It gets into the stones pours and cracks.

Cleaning techniques known to damage stone
Bleach or bleach‐like products Household bleach or other oxidizing cleaners, such as Daybreak cleaner or HTH Shock N Swim pool treatment may chemically react with the stone surface and leave soluble salts in the pores of the stone which will lead to decay. Check the label of the cleaner or the Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for active cleaning ingredients. If the products contain sodium hypochlorite (NaClO), sodium perborate, sodium percarbonate, sodium persulfate, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, calcium hypochlorite or urea peroxide, do not use them for cleaning the headstone. For example, Daybreak cleaner contains 14% sodium hypochlorite and is not recommended.
Strong acids or bases Strong acids, including muriatic acid, hydrochloric acid, or others are too harsh and will dissolve the stone surface. Because they are corrosive, they can also be hazardous to workers. Strong bases, such as concentrated ammonia, sodium hydroxide, calcium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, or others may be aggressive on the surface of the stone and may be hazardous to workers. Mechanical cleaning: Power tools Harsh mechanical devices such as sand blasting, or power tools such as sanders or drills equipped with a wire brush remove the original material of the grave marker.

I'm starting to see where people are rewriting history to fit there agenda.

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First, Determine if you really need the memorial transferred to you for management. Transferring of management should only be requested If you have extensive changes to make to a memorial. You can add photos and suggest corrections without having to request management. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. With hundreds of thousands of contributors, we have many overlapping family trees and it would be impossible for all contributors to manage their entire tree. Also, the goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it.
I like to thank you to those who contribute to my memorials for sometimes I forget to say that. Thank You.
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Sue Hale Sheppard
Wayne Creger #75142411
Thank you for linking Wayne Creger #75142411 to his parents.

I would be pleased if you would go to my Bio and visit my parents' memorials by clicking on their links.
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on May 23, 2017 10:31 AM
milo grow 100079052
Milo was admitted to hosp. with diarrhea, but died of diphtheria. His brother David was at Point Lookout arranging Milo's release when Milo died.
Milo's story is told in "Civil War Love Stories" by Gill Paul.
(This is the correct gravesite. The book states that Milo was taken to St. Johnsbury and buried next to his father.)
Added by cw-sawyers on May 22, 2017 4:55 AM
RE: PVT William Wright
Thanks for the information. A sad story, but at least we now know what likely happened to his gravesite.
Michael G.
Added by MWG2 on May 18, 2017 9:32 PM
RE: PVT William Wright
Thank you for the information. I wonder if he is buried at Oakwood Cemetery if he died in the Battle of Gaines' Mill? Would you know anything about that?
Thanks, again.
Michael G.
Added by MWG2 on May 18, 2017 7:02 PM
Kathie Moore Adair
Find A Grave Memorial# 87058026
I have a missing relative:
William Henry BENNETT
Birth ABT 1836 NC, USA
Death 04 MAR 1863 Richmond, Independent City, VA
He died in the Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond.

How can I find out if Pvt. W. Benett is him?
OR how can I find where he is buried?
Been looking for years.
Thank You For Your Time.
Kathie Moore Adair
Added by Kathie Moore Adair on May 15, 2017 4:22 PM
Roy and Robyn ADAIR
Thomas N. Baines
Your listing for SGT Thomas Nealy Baines is the brother of SGT William Martin Baines of the same unit. William accompanied him on 15 Oct to the hospital where Thomas died in Nov. The name "Tone" could be some sort of nickname apparently unknown to the family, but is most likely Tom, with the m somehow miswritten or misread as 'ne.'

He is the son of Rev George Washington Baines, early (but not first as some articles claim) President of Baylor University. William and Thomas are both Great Uncles of Lyndon Baines Johnson. We will be hosting the Wm. Baines great-grandchildren on 28 May when we mark his grave in Mt. Hope Cemetery, San Diego, with an Iron Cross. Robyn (Stonewall Jackson Chapter 476 UDC)
Added by Roy and Robyn ADAIR on May 22, 2012 9:17 PM
Jim Hackett
CSA Graves Woodlawn Nat'l
Hi Mike,

I noticed that you have posted several items on find a grave regarding CSA soldiers buried at Woodlawn National in Elmira. I am, currently working on a virtual cemetery with all of the CSA Buriels , so that they will all be listed and photographed when I've completed it. It's quite an undertaking and will take sometime to complete. There are 2739 grave sites, the virtual cemetery is not visible to the public as yet but will be when completed.

Added by Jim Hackett on May 11, 2012 8:02 AM
Jim Hackett
Elmira Prison Camp
Added by Jim Hackett on Mar 20, 2012 8:39 PM
No, however National archives is a good get names....
Added by ShaneO on Oct 12, 2011 5:58 AM
Michaela Mcnier
RE: Isaac Griffith
contact me at i have alot of info i can link you up to my i am a member you can go on my site and find all you need to know Michaela
Added by Michaela Mcnier on Sep 12, 2011 6:29 AM
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