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"If there is a worse place than hell, I am in it." President Lincoln writing about the Union disaster at the Battle of Fredericksburg. December 1862|
2010, I am in the process of gathering the soldiers of the Civil War 85th ILLinois Infantry Regiment into virtual cemeteries.
Please email me if you know the resting place of any soldier I have not yet found.
Origins of Companies
B---Fulton and Mason Co.
F---Tazewell and Woodford Co.
G---Fulton and Schuyler Co.
September 2013. I have started a virtual cemetery for Mason County IL WWI Veterans.
2012 Virtual Cemetery for victims of the Chatsworth Train Wreck in my list virtual cemeteries.
2015 Virtual cemetery for victims of the Peoria 1881 Woolner Distillery Explosion
Please contact me if I enter incorrect info or links.
I enjoy taking and posting photos.
Cemetery walking involves planning, time, gas, bees, flies, gnats, ticks, assorted other bugs, dogs, burrs, briars, weeds, tall grass, snakes, scrapes, cuts, mud, dirt, snow, rain, dust, wind, sun, rutted roads, hills and dales, getting lost, and BUCKETS of sweat.
I had to throw my lunch to a couple wild peacocks headed my way. Seems they have a fondness for egg salad.
I appreciate those folks who list their source when posting my photos to Ancestry.com :)
MEMORIAL OF THE MONTH:
Bert Stuart Odle
Please take a look at this little guy's memorial .
I came across his interesting grave while randomly taking pictures in Springdale Cemetery.
Bert Stuart Odle .
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|wartsnall||Florence E. Mackert in St Joe Peoria, IL|
I hope you like the changes I made for F.E.M. (#174299521). Other suggestions welcome.
|Carol A Spayer||William and Margaret Rork|
I would be happy to maintain the pages for my great-grandparents William Morgan Rork and Margaret Havens Rork, if you are willing to surrender them.
Thanks so much!
|Randy Largent||Archibald Stubblefield|
Thank you for the Transfer even though I did not request it. I will happily pass it on if ever requested from me.
Appreciate your hard work on Find A Grave.
|Sheilie Carroll-Altieri||Martha E Clough Carroll|
Thank you so much for the information on my great great grandmother. I was told she and my great great grandfather had gone to Canada. I appreciate your time and photo. Thank you again.
I am sending you his obit to your email. Watch for it! Pam
|Baxter B. Fite III||85th Illinois|
Debra, I hope that this little message finds you and your mother doing well. Hey, lets all get together on Soldiers Hill in Springdale sometime. Let me know if you know you're going to have some time some Saturday or Sunday afternoon.
Hey I got this little email in December. Though of you immediately. Sorry it took me so long to pass it on to you.
Earlier today I was doing some winter 'reorganization' of old files and ran across the March 8, 1998 PJS article 'Remembering the 86th'. I am not a historian by any sense of the world but do have great interest in the Civil War. Many, many decades past when I was about 10 years of age and spending some time during the summer recovering from an operation, my mother bought me a copy a 'Andersonville' by McKinley Cantor. I became somewhat hooked. I have since spent some time in the south and lived in Chattanooga for a few years.
Several year ago I acquired 89 letters written by Joseph Anno from 08/21/1861 to 07/06/1864 to his wife in Manito, Il. Also is an original April 15, 1865 copy of the New York Herald referencing Lincoln's death. Anno was a member if the Illinois 85th that I believe was shoulder to shoulder with the 86th.
Joseph Anno enlisted with two of his brothers. Anno's last letter to his wife was on 07/06/1984 and stated 'Rebs were 28 steps away--we can see the steeples in Atlanta--armies on both sides of the river--artillery booming all around---built strong breastworks'.
He was killed on July 19th. His brother Nelson Anno wrote 'John laid on the battlefield 24 hours before they could reach him'.
If you have any interest in reviewing these letters, you are more than welcome to do so.
294 Santa Fe Trail
Metamora, Il 61548
Let me know if you go see them and what you learn. Perhaps we can "all" get together in Springdale. Take care!! Baxter
|Annabelle ONeill||Rachel Gordon|
Thank you! I will include this information in the memorial. I was never able to find her relationship to the Warner family - apparently a relative of Hester Gordon, wife of John Warner - possibly Hester's mother.
|Danielle Machynski Calhoun||Arthur Mott|
I updated his memorial with the info you sent. Thanks so much for leaving flowers for Pam! <3
|Alan Eugene Koch||Riley Severns|
Thanks so very much for the transfer and Happy New Year!
|Mike Robertson||John Marion Robertson, Co. G, 85th Illinois|
I just ran across your page and thank you for all the work you have done.
My great-great grandfather was 1st Lt John Marion Robertson of Co.G, 85th Illinois.
I have studied his genealogy since the 1970's and have quite a bit of material on the 85th.
I have a tintype photo of Company G and would like to send you a copy for your page. It may be the only photo of the Company that still exists.
Please contact me and I would be happy to send it.
Southbank, British Columbia
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