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George Seitz (#40539541)
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Bio Photo There is no architecture here, except the cemeteries.

M. Twain

I know not how to light the path of the future, but by the lamp of the past.


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.


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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Scott Hutchison
RE: James Caskie Cabell
Recently I received a new history of 60th Virginia Infantry. Over 700 pages!!!
Added by Scott Hutchison on Jun 20, 2017 9:21 PM
Betty Eheart
Lucian Eheart 15902567
Thanks so much... after Find a Grave send me back so may times the edit to add his parents with denied on it. I was so happy I did not get that yesterday and they put it on his Memorial. Now all of the brothers are linked. That is the first time that has ever happened to me when I tried to link parents. Thanks again, Betty Eheart
Added by Betty Eheart on Jun 16, 2017 8:22 AM
Hubert Knauff, Jr.
RE: Andrew Tucker
Yes, you are probably correct about my error. I allowed a well-versed & educated friend of mine to assist me as I entered the info to this person – something I rarely do. I had just purchased the book “Captains At Rest” (2008) directly from its author, L. Harris Churchwell, at an annual Georgia Sons Of Confederate Veterans meeting. I was checking my information when a friend dropped by my house and took the book to look over it. I assumed he was reading directly from it when I requested bits of information from him. Apparently he either mislead me accidentally or I misunderstood him. Here is what the book states on the lower half of page 206 (the entire page is titled “ JUNIOR SECOND LIEUTENANT ANDREW J. TUCKER):

“Died May 18, 1864, in Jackson Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, of a minie ball wound to his right shoulder received at Spotsylvania, Virginia. Buried in Section I, Grave 266, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia. Wounded in the Battle of Sharpsburg, September 19, 1862. Mortally wounded by minie balls in the thorax and left shoulder at the Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 10, 1864. Unmarried and lived with parents prior to the war.”

The sources used by the author for this page's information & listed ahead of its index & titled “END NOTES” are: 374. Trees,, pid=134608173; 375. Compiled Service Record, M226, Roll 61; 376. Sexton's record, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.; Mrs. William H. MacFarland, ed., Register of the Confederate Dead Interred in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, 101. 377. Trees,, pid=134608173.”

Also, I changed no spelling or punctuation of the above quotes. Note: 'Register of the Confederate Dead Interred in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia' is in italics.
Added by Hubert Knauff, Jr. on Jun 12, 2017 10:08 PM
Vanessa Wood
RE: William Gregory Brookes
Thank you!!!
Added by Vanessa Wood on Jun 11, 2017 11:54 AM
Louis du Mort
RE: A.J.
Hello George,

Thanks for sending A.J. my way.

I too, saw the Mecum auctions and I was blown away by some of those vintage bikes from the early 1900s going for $50,000 plus! Like you, I learned quite a bit - I had never even heard of a Vincent.

In a perfect world, I would have the money to buy any of those bikes and spend my days cruising through cemeteries...


Added by Louis du Mort on Jun 07, 2017 10:14 AM
Chastidy Thompson
Photo for Leonard Thompson
Thank you so much!
Added by Chastidy Thompson on May 27, 2017 11:47 PM
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

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.


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

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

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


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
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