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George Seitz (#40539541)
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Bio Photo I know not how to light the path of the future, but by the lamp of the past. P.Henry


One should appreciate, or even study the past. It will always be there and grows larger every day. The study of time can be abstract. It does not need to be quantified or even orderly. Because it is all-encompassing, there is something for everyone. G.Seitz

I had added some whiny drivel here about the site removing photographs for months. Well, on March 23rd 537 of them magically reappeared. I confess not understanding and being well on the way to not caring. But that is not my nature.

My home is circa 1784. Its situation is such that it fell in the line of battle during the conflict between the States. When my father died, I was too early at the cemetery for the appointment concerning the necessary arrangements. To pass the time I paid a visit to the antique shop close by. Displayed there was a book which possessed a title that gave me the idea that my home may be mentioned within. Upon opening it, the pages fell directly to a description and photograph of my old place. It was not intended for the purpose, but the volume became a much worn field guide as I sought to visit and photograph other antebellum homes in the vicinity. I pursued that objective with interest and vigor. This caused me to notice the old churches en route and I began to photograph them. Behind the churches were cemeteries. Cemeteries that I found to be serene and sublime, full of lore. In turn they led me here and I stayed.



Grave finder - Yes * Genealogist - No

Historian - Yes * Genealogist - No

Biographer - Yes * Genealogist - No

Photographer - Yes * Genealogist - No

Stinking linking.

No courtesy, no action. You churlish lot best steer clear of me.

Please do not post Certificates of Death on entries of my origin.

Thank you.






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Tim Burgess
Pvt. Charles Chon, CSA
Dear Mr. Seitz, I found the website you mentioned of the Chinese Confederate Soldier, Pvt. Charles Chon killed at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee. The photo on Find a Grave may be in error. The website has the image but the caption states it is Cpl. Pearce of a Connecticut Regiment. Thanks, Tim Burgess
Added by Tim Burgess on May 27, 2017 5:04 PM
John Horn
Virginius Despaux Groner
Hi.

May I use the image you posted in findagrave to illustrate a history of the 12th Virginia Infantry? Groner commanded its brigade at various times.

Thanks,

John Horn

PS Groner had been one of the couriers bearing the order to fire on Fort Sumter at the war's beginning.
Added by John Horn on May 26, 2017 10:28 PM
John Horn
Allen Washington Magee
Hi.

May I use the photo you posted at findagrave.com of Allen Washington Magee to illustrate a book on his regiment?

Some details about Magee are in "War Talks of Confederate Veterans."

Thanks,

John Horn
Added by John Horn on May 26, 2017 10:03 PM
Tim Burgess
RE: Charles Chon
Thanks anyway for the speedy reply. Sincerely, Tim
Added by Tim Burgess on May 26, 2017 7:59 AM
Tim Burgess
Charles Chon
Mr. Seitz, could I have your permission to use the image of this Confederate Soldier for my research of the Confederate Dead from the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee. I have been gathering theirs names, units, ranks, biographical material and images for the past 30 years.

Thank you for your time and attention to my request. Sincerely, Tim Burgess
tburgess2@hotmail.com
Added by Tim Burgess on May 25, 2017 3:47 PM
Linda Simpson Davidson
RE: Joseph Leith
George, why not add all of your wonderful contributions to the memorial that was created first (including the full name)....or contact the owner of the memorial that was created first and see if she would remove that one.
Added by Linda Simpson Davidson on May 23, 2017 6:55 AM
John Horn
Leroy Summerfield Edwards
Hi.

I'm illustrating a history of his regiment and would like permission to use his photo. If you can't give permission, please tell me where the photo is available.

Thanks,

John Horn
Added by John Horn on May 18, 2017 9:37 PM
Jeff Lovelace
New Release
Greetings George,
My new WBTS book has been released by the Olde Buncombe Genealogical Society. It is now available and I wanted you to read it. You can find it online at OBCGS.com. This represents 12 long years of work, writing and research, so it's a long awaited victory. The book is titled, Mountain Conflict; The Union Army Finally Reaches Asheville. Be sure to pass it on to your comrades and friends as well.
Thanks,

Jeff
Added by Jeff Lovelace on May 15, 2017 6:57 AM
Seedlings
RE: Joseph Miller Long
Thanks for the clean up of my great grandfather's picture. i would be happy if you would take down the one with holes in it and leave the lovely new copy. You might say that it is from a family collection.

As to his war service, I can find not record of his serving int he military although I did find where he signed up in Iowa in 1863 where he was listed as farming with his brother James and David.
Added by Seedlings on May 13, 2017 11:40 AM
Louis du Mort
RE: Bub
Hi George,

Had I seen the name 'Bub', I would have assumed he was a trucker before he was a biker. Turns out, he was both!

What a bummer that his three sons died at birth.

Thanks for shooting this my way.

Regards,

LdM.
Added by Louis du Mort on Apr 11, 2017 9:53 AM
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