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BigFrench (#46554304)
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Bio Photo *Honorary member Major General John Bankhead Magruder Chapter #258 Military Order of Stars & Bars (M.O.S.B)*
*Honorary member Matthew Fountaine Maury Camp 1722 Virginia Sons of Confederate Veterans (S.C.V.)*
*Honorary member Rev. Beverly Tucker Lacy Camp 2141 Virginia Sons of Confederate Veterans (S.C.V.)*

As a lifetime history buff, and having lived near some old cemeteries, it is only "natural" that the two are now combined.
I've catalogued all the Confederate fallen in the Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery in Spotsylvania Courthouse, Va. I will soon publish a roster/book with these findings and short bios/service records of these men. A copy will be presented to the Spotsylvania Courthouse Museum.
Also, I'm in the process of doing the same for the Confederate fallen and veterans in the Fredericksburg Confederate and City cemeteries.

As Historian of the above cemeteries, please feel free to inquire of any Confederate burials.
Also, I give tours of each.

The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields National Park Service refers Confederate burial inquiries to me.

Some of the info I've posted is (c)Historical Data Systems, Inc. and some from the National Archives.

Please include source(s) for ALL edits. Too many times incorrect edits have been submitted, so I rarely accept non-email edits. THANKS for understanding--
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John Showalter obit.
Thanks for the bio on J. Showalter.

Added by Anna on Jul 27, 2017 6:21 AM
Dianne Caves Carman
Nahaniel Shaw
Thank you so much for creating his memorial. He is my 3rd cousin 4x removed. I am doing his profile in my family tree. I used the edit button for his middle name and place of birth before I read your bio. I'm sorry for that error. Will send it through email as requested. Thanks for all the work you are doing to honor our war dead.
Added by Dianne Caves Carman on Jul 23, 2017 6:24 AM
William Sherwood
I have added your bio, Thanks. I don't know how I by past his memorial because I'm collecting members of the 6th Va. because my two gg-grandfather served in that unit. See 6th on my home page.
Added by Goldeneagle on Jul 23, 2017 5:45 AM
Valerie Neal
Allen George Neel
I have posted your bio and gave you credit of course! Thank you for finding this gem!

Valerie Neal
Added by Valerie Neal on Jul 19, 2017 5:12 AM
Darrell Landrum
Pvt Thomas J Etheridge
I was curious as to why there was not a photo of his grave marker. Searched the burial records and now see his name is misspelled in the records as Ethrage. I will get out there as soon as I can to take and post a photo for you.

Darrell Landrum
Lynchburg, Virginia
Added by Darrell Landrum on Jul 18, 2017 2:21 AM
RE: PVT Charles Anderson Brown info
Your work and efforts, posting additional information to my memorials, makes be look better ... so THANK YOU!
Added by dMf on Jul 14, 2017 3:44 PM
Tim Williams
John Cook
Thank You so much for the attempt to find and photograph John's stone. It means the world to me.
Added by Tim Williams on Jul 02, 2017 7:49 PM
Vicki Hittson
James Monroe Hackney
Name J. Hackney
Marital Status Married
Occupation Tanner
Birth Date abt 1831
Birth Place USA, Alabama
Enlistment Date 19 May 1861
Enlistment Place Alabama, USA
Enlistment Age 30
Death Date 3 May 1863
Death Age 32
Military Branch Infantry
Regiment or Unit 9th Alabama
Company Unit K
Enlistment Info Age 30, Alabama, Guntersville, Private
Military Engagement Info Present at: Siege of Yorktown 1862/04/01, Williamsburg 1862/05/05, Seven Pines 1862/06/01;Present Wounded: Gaines Mill;Absent Wounded: Frasier's Farm;Absent Detailed: Manassas, Sharpsburg;Present: Fredricksburg;Killed: Salem Church 1863/05/03
Death Info Salem Church, Killed
Remarks Residence Claysville. Died May 3, 1863.
Author Historical record roll carrying data to 1863/12/31
Added by Vicki Hittson on Jun 05, 2017 1:02 PM
circle of life anonymous
Sgt. Thomas b harrison
Thank you so much for what you do for us seaching our past .
sgt. thomas b harrison was the uncle of my 2ndggfather jame t harrison . i am at a brick wall for the parents and grandparents .

finding this grave is so wonderful .

i may be email you also in the future . blessings

Added by circle of life anonymous on Jun 04, 2017 10:18 AM
RE: Anna Murray photo request
Ok that's good. You're welcome!
Added by Alicelth on Jun 03, 2017 12:48 PM
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