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Mike B. (#47525629)
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Bio Photo There are over 98,100 souls buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond, Va. and 11,800 Confederate soldiers give or take a 1,000. The picture on the left Is the Confederate section Oakwood Cemetery taken in 1865.



You can destroy them by using any kind of soap, bleach, Ajax. I came across a marble stone over 200 years old a few years ago. I went back and somebody had cleaned it. It was all pitted and the details were almost gone and the stone turned gray. Reason you do not clean them. There are chemicals in all modern cleaning materials. They will eat them away faster than the weather. SO LEAVE THEM ALONE!!! If you can't read them DO A RUBBING with paper and pencil. Post the headstone and the rubbing together. I also found out you can use thin aluminum foil using a soft brush and brush lightly over the letters. Shaving cream has salt in. It gets into the stones pours and cracks.

Cleaning techniques known to damage stone
Bleach or bleach‐like products Household bleach or other oxidizing cleaners, such as Daybreak cleaner or HTH Shock N Swim pool treatment may chemically react with the stone surface and leave soluble salts in the pores of the stone which will lead to decay. Check the label of the cleaner or the Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for active cleaning ingredients. If the products contain sodium hypochlorite (NaClO), sodium perborate, sodium percarbonate, sodium persulfate, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, calcium hypochlorite or urea peroxide, do not use them for cleaning the headstone. For example, Daybreak cleaner contains 14% sodium hypochlorite and is not recommended.
Strong acids or bases Strong acids, including muriatic acid, hydrochloric acid, or others are too harsh and will dissolve the stone surface. Because they are corrosive, they can also be hazardous to workers. Strong bases, such as concentrated ammonia, sodium hydroxide, calcium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, or others may be aggressive on the surface of the stone and may be hazardous to workers. Mechanical cleaning: Power tools Harsh mechanical devices such as sand blasting, or power tools such as sanders or drills equipped with a wire brush remove the original material of the grave marker.

I'm starting to see where people are rewriting history to fit there agenda.

F. A. Q. How do I get a relative's memorial transferred to me?
First, Determine if you really need the memorial transferred to you for management. Transferring of management should only be requested If you have extensive changes to make to a memorial. You can add photos and suggest corrections without having to request management. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. With hundreds of thousands of contributors, we have many overlapping family trees and it would be impossible for all contributors to manage their entire tree. Also, the goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it.
I like to thank you to those who contribute to my memorials for sometimes I forget to say that. Thank You.
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RE: Andrew Wise Cold Harbor, VA.
Thank you for confirming my suspicions! I will send the memorial creators a request to move him to an unknown / virtual cemetery until his correct burial location may be found.

Thank you again,
Added by Tanya on Jun 01, 2017 5:33 AM
Alton & Loudonia
RE: Andrew Wise Cold Harbor, Va.
Sorry, I have no record of his service.
Added by Alton & Loudonia on May 31, 2017 6:14 PM
LuDeanne Guenther
RE: CJ Faulk
Hello! have I ever responded to these messages? It is Clark J Faulk.
Added by LuDeanne Guenther on May 31, 2017 12:30 AM
Roy and Robyn ADAIR
Thomas N. Baines
Your listing for SGT Thomas Nealy Baines is the brother of SGT William Martin Baines of the same unit. William accompanied him on 15 Oct to the hospital where Thomas died in Nov. The name "Tone" could be some sort of nickname apparently unknown to the family, but is most likely Tom, with the m somehow miswritten or misread as 'ne.'

He is the son of Rev George Washington Baines, early (but not first as some articles claim) President of Baylor University. William and Thomas are both Great Uncles of Lyndon Baines Johnson. We will be hosting the Wm. Baines great-grandchildren on 28 May when we mark his grave in Mt. Hope Cemetery, San Diego, with an Iron Cross. Robyn (Stonewall Jackson Chapter 476 UDC)
Added by Roy and Robyn ADAIR on May 22, 2012 9:17 PM
Jim Hackett
CSA Graves Woodlawn Nat'l
Hi Mike,

I noticed that you have posted several items on find a grave regarding CSA soldiers buried at Woodlawn National in Elmira. I am, currently working on a virtual cemetery with all of the CSA Buriels , so that they will all be listed and photographed when I've completed it. It's quite an undertaking and will take sometime to complete. There are 2739 grave sites, the virtual cemetery is not visible to the public as yet but will be when completed.

Added by Jim Hackett on May 11, 2012 8:02 AM
Jim Hackett
Elmira Prison Camp
Added by Jim Hackett on Mar 20, 2012 8:39 PM
No, however National archives is a good get names....
Added by ShaneO on Oct 12, 2011 5:58 AM
Michaela Mcnier
RE: Isaac Griffith
contact me at i have alot of info i can link you up to my i am a member you can go on my site and find all you need to know Michaela
Added by Michaela Mcnier on Sep 12, 2011 6:29 AM
Michaela Mcnier
isaac griffith
he was also my ggg grand father my g grand father was john frank griffith his father was tazwell
Added by Michaela Mcnier on Sep 10, 2011 5:43 PM
Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter
RE: Issac Griffith
Isaac married Ruth Hale and then Sarah (Sally) Hess.

Write me at my email and we can share some info.

Added by Barbara Anne (Brownell) P... on Sep 04, 2011 3:08 PM
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