"If there is a worse place than hell, I am in it." President Lincoln writing about the Union disaster at the Battle of Fredericksburg December 1862.
2010, I am in the process of gathering the soldiers of the Civil War 85th ILLinois Infantry Regiment into virtual cemeteries.
Please email me if you know the resting place of any soldier I have not yet found.
Origins of Companies
Co. B---Fulton and Mason
Co.F---Tazewell and Woodford Co. Fulton and Schuyler
Co. H,I---Fulton Co.
2013 Virtual cemetery for Mason County IL WWI Veterans.
2012 Virtual Cemetery for victims of the Chatsworth Train Wreck in my list virtual cemeteries.
2015 Virtual cemetery for victims of the Peoria 1881 Woolner Distillery Explosion
2017 Victims of Peoria Corning Distillery Explosion.
Please contact me if I enter incorrect info or links. I enjoy taking and posting photos.Cemetery walking involves planning, time, gas, bees, flies, gnats, ticks, assorted other bugs, dogs, burrs, briars, weeds, tall grass, snakes, scrapes, cuts, mud, dirt, snow, rain, dust, wind, sun, rutted roads, hills and dales, getting lost, and BUCKETS of sweat.
I had to throw my lunch to a couple wild peacocks headed my way. Seems they have a fondness for egg salad.
I appreciate those folks who list their source when posting my photos to Ancestry.com :)