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Bruce Hicks
RE: Leona Schaefer Anderson Mathis
Write to Find A Grave at Be sure to include all the pertinent information concerning your request like the memorial number of the memorial you want transferred to you and your own ID number.

Hope this helps.

Added by Bruce Hicks on May 29, 2016 7:55 AM
RE: William Brown
You could also request his military record from the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. That might give you Civil War pension information, spouse's name, date of birth, units served in, awards, etc.

If you are a direct descendent of him you might be able to get his full military record, including medical records (if any are available) and not just a summary of his service.

Start here:

The hard part to this: waiting. It usually takes months to get anything back although I have received some fairly quickly every once in a while.

Good Luck, and I would love to know any results if you choose to do this. Ace

Added by Ace on May 15, 2015 12:36 PM
RE: William Brown
Hi! I believe that I used the following three sources.

1. William Brown in the Cook County, Illinois, Deaths Index, 1878-1922

2. The National Park Service Soldier and Sailors Database

3. A check of the records in the Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls

When I created the memorial I was in the process of creating memorials for all of the Soldiers and Sailors in the section of the cemetery where William Brown was buried. I did not perform an exhaustive search for records about these men, but I did try to at least locate some original source documents to ensure that the memorial contained accurate information for each of them.

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. Ace
Added by Ace on May 15, 2015 2:42 AM

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