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D K Railsback B (#46560043)
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I am trying to help people with their family history.
I will continue to list a new memorial so people can find it when the first and last names are totally different than Green Hills shows.

To the wonderful, nice people on findagrave, I will gladly add dates, relationships, plot and grave, etc., just let me know.

If you want a transfer, please include your findagrave contributor number and the relationship (she's my aunt, neighbor, friend. For the last 2, indicate how long you've known them.)

If I'm not related, or you're a closer relative or I have known them a shorter time, I will transfer.

I'm in the process of adding a source to the Fredericksburg National Cemetery monuments. Until I finish, it's listed in the book Civil War Burials Fredericksburg Virginia,compiled and edited by Maude E. Mercer Sellman 1979.

I walked Green Hills for exercise, sometimes forgot the broom to sweep the stones. If you need a better picture, request a photo from a volunteer.

I don't use my real name cuz of a toxic couple on findagrave! I believe they are inactive now!

Happy ancestor hunting!
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Mika
Ingram / Colvin edit
Thank you!
Added by Mika on Aug 11, 2017 10:15 AM
ImAPayn3
RE: Arch Hill, Sr.
thank you for your information
Added by ImAPayn3 on Aug 07, 2017 6:29 PM
Ann Watson
Robert Moore
I failed to tell you that Robert Moore, Sr. is buried in Linn Public Cemetery, Linn, Osage, MO

Find A Grave #7986533.

Ann Watson
Added by Ann Watson on Aug 05, 2017 6:29 PM
Ann Watson
Robert Moore
There is a Robert Moore in a cemetery in Grant Co, OK. The name of the cemetery is "Moore Cemetery" I don't know the family well enough to know if this is one of the missing children of Robert Moore, Sr. Just thought I would pass this along.

Also in this same Cemetery is a Pearlie Moore, if you know this family, where does Pearlie Moore fit in? The only date was death date 10-11-1895

I am looking for a Pearl Leo Moore, born in Lovell, Ok 10-24-1893. and died in ElReno, OK 04-03-1940. I have documentation of the birth and death dates for this one.

Thank you for any help you might be able to provide.

Ann Watson



Added by Ann Watson on Aug 05, 2017 6:25 PM
ImAPayn3
Arch Hill, Sr.
Sorry for the 2 blank emails. Sent by mistake. I have the picture, of the Hill family, posted on Arch Hill, Sr page.

I am looking for family members.
Added by ImAPayn3 on Jul 30, 2017 7:17 PM
Chris Trainque
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G Findall I have more detailed info on him at 113285966
Someone notified me that you and I had the same person. I corrected his burial spot which I didn't have. What would you like to do?

Look forward to hearing from you.
Chris Trainque
Added by Chris Trainque on Jul 26, 2017 4:09 PM
Robin Cawdrey
New Additions
I am working on a family tree for my husband. I just created Find A Grave entries for his parents and a brother all buried at Holy Cross in Culver City, California. He has 2 brothers buried at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach, California. I believe you created the Find A Grave entries for them.

Robert Clement Cawdrey memorial #24617390
Dennis Phillip Cawdrey memorial #24617386

If you would be so kind as to link these two brothers to their parents I would appreciate it.

Parents:
John Clayton Cawdrey Sr memorial #181405776
Beatrice Valenzuela Cawdrey memorial #181405667

Thank you so much! Robin Cawdrey
Added by Robin Cawdrey on Jul 16, 2017 2:15 PM
Soquel Cemetery Restoration
Thank you....
Thank you for all your hard work on FindAGrave. I hear you about toxic people on FindAGrave also (the one I am referring to has been quiet, but doubt they will ever truly stop).

I'm still hunting down family members of ours (Helton).

Lesley
Added by Soquel Cemetery Restorati... on Jul 15, 2017 6:58 PM
Susan Genta
transfer of management
Hi DK
thank you for your fine work at Green Hills for Find A Grave

would you transfer management of
Memorial #71400886 Frank Babe Genta.
I am Frank's daughter.

Thank you,
Susan Genta #48105433
Added by Susan Genta on Jul 11, 2017 3:15 PM
hilite2222(at)aol.com
Horace Blanchard suggested biography
findagrave 16033006

23 Jun 1864 US civil war pension file 17th Regiment, Div 2 Mich Infantry, Horace Blanchard, widow Elizabeth Blanchard.

d. 6 May 1864. (the husband of Elizabeth Jane Stuck) Horace Blanchard, private, 2nd Michigan Volunteers, Company D, was killed in battle, at the Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Virginia.

The 17th had engaged the enemy while in service at South Mountain, Md., September 14, 1862; Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862; Fredericksburg, Va., December 12, 13, 14, 1862; siege of Vicksburg, Miss., June 22 to July 4, 1863; Jackson, Miss., July 11 to 18, 1863; Blue Spring, Tenn., Oct. 10, 1863; Loudon, Tenn., November 14, 1863; Lenoir Station, Tenn., November 15, 1863; Campbell's Station, Tenn., November 16, 1863; siege of
Knoxville, Tenn., November 17 to December 5, 1863; Thurley's Ford, Tenn., December 15, 1863; Fort Saunders, Tenn., November 29, 1863; Strawberry Plains, Tenn., January 22, 1864; Wilderness, Va., May 5, 6, and 7, 1864;
6-may-1864 he was killed in action. per log book.

Regiment History: MICHIGAN, Seventeenth infantry.

The Seventeenth Michigan Infantry was organized at Detroit in the spring of 1862, and started for Washington, D. C., August 27, 1862, under command of Colonel William H. Withington

Scarcely two
weeks from the time it left the state it participated in one of the severest battles of the war, considering the numbers engaged.
Sept 14, 1862 the Seventeenth, with the Ninth Corps, engaged the enemy at South Mountain, Md., where the corps attempted to cross the mountain through Turner's Gap and drive
the confederates from the summit, where they had taken advantage of securing their position behind stone fences and other obstructions, and from commanding points had planted
their artillery to sweep the narrow roads over which the Union troops must pass. The Seventeenth had been so recently organized and was so inexperienced in actual warfare that the men did not realize the desperate task they were assigned until the enemy's shot and shell were crashing through their ranks.Almost at a moment's notice the regiment was plunged into the horrible realities of a pitched battle. On the crest of the mountain, behind stone walls, the enemy awaited the advance of the Union forces. The orders came for the Seventeenth to charge, when with wild cheers the regiment rushed through a storm of lead and drove the enemy from his stone defenses, and sent him retreating down the slope of the mountain. In this charge the Seventeenth secured the title of the "Stonewall Regiment," which clung to it as an honorable distinction during the war. The regiment carried approximately
500 men into this engagement and lost 140 in killed and wounded. The battle of South Mountain was fought Sept. 14, and Sept. 17 the regiment was desperately engaged at Antietam, Md., and participated in the bloody and useless charges at "Burnside's Bridge," where the Union troops were massed in the attempts to carry the bridge, when the small stream of water could have been easily forded above or below it. Although the regiment succeeded in gaining the opposite heights occupied by the enemy, it was at a fearful cost in killed and wounded. The Seventeenth was in Virginia and Maryland until March, 1863, when with the Ninth Corps it was transported to Louisville, Ky., and occupied a number of places in the state of Kentucky by continuous marching, until it was ordered to General Grant, then at Vicksburg, Miss. The regiment was engaged with the enemy at Jackson, Miss., but soon returned to Kentucky and arrived at Crab Orchard Aug. 24.,From this point commenced the long and tedious march across the Cumberland Mountains to Knoxville, Tenn. After occupying a number of places in East Tennessee, where the regiment suffered the hardship and privations for want of clothing and rations that were incident to that campaign, it returned to Knoxville and was sent to Lenoir Station west of Knoxville, to contest the advance of General Longstreet's troops, then marching upon Knoxville.
As the Union troops fell back slowly upon Knoxville, the Seventeenth acted as rear guard and fought a severe engagement with Longstreet's forces at Campbell Station Sept. 16. During the night and the next day the Union troops fell back to Knoxville, where they occupied the entrenchments and Fort Saunders, a strong earthwork, thrown up to resist the attack of the confederates. Under cover of darkness the Seventeenth made a brilliant sortie and burned a house between the lines occupied by rebel sharpshooters, but the light of the burning house revealed the regiment to the foe, who opened a furious cannonade, which caused the death of Lieutenant Billingsly.The Seventeenth occupied Fort Saunders during the siege and helped to repel the desperate charges of the enemy. After General Longstreet marched by Knoxville and into East Tennessee, the Seventeenth followed him and occupied a number of positions, marching continuously, all the time nearly destitute of supplies, having to depend for the scanty rations obtained upon the country through which the regiment marched.
The weather was cold, with frequent sleet and snow storms, and the men of the Seventeenth, with their comrades of the campaign, endured these hardships cheerfully, though at times confronted by starvation or chilled with cold, their threadbare uniforms offered but slight protection against the rigors of such a climate.
On the 22d of March, 1864, the regiment commenced its return march across the Cumberland Mountains to Nicholasville, Ky., a distance of nearly 200 miles. When it arrived orders were received for it to proceed to Annapolis, Md., where the Ninth Corps proceeded to join the Army of the Potomac. It crossed the Rapidan at Germania Ford, and on the 6th day of May was engaged in the desperate battle of the Wilderness. The regiment was actively engaged in this campaign, and in a daring charge upon the enemy's works on the 12th of May, the Seventeenth was surrounded in dense woods by the heavy lines of the enemy and practically annihilated by the loss of nearly l00 killed and wounded and the same number taken prisoners. After this sanguinary engagement the Seventeenth practically lost its position in the brigade for want of numbers and regimental organization, and the few who survived were detailed in the engineer corps and at headquarters. These survivors served with the army in the positions assigned them, and took part in the assault before Petersburg, where that stronghold fell into the hands of the Union troops. After General Lee's surrender, the Seventeenth embarked at City Point for Alexandria, Va., and participated in the grand review at Washington on the 23d of May. The regiment started for Michigan by rail on the 4th of June and arrived at Detroit June 7th, 1865, where it was paid off and disbanded.
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