Richard L. Smallwood-Roberts

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Researching and locating the final resting places of all my ancestors, no matter how distant. In addition, I am trying to locate (and manage) all the final resting places of the members of Company G, 1st Regiment, U.S. Sharpshooters (Berdan's), to make sure that each one has a fitting memorial on Find A Grave, and to manage all of those memorials as part of my research on all of them as part of a history of the Company I am writing which I intend to publish in the next year or two. If I have asked you to transfer one of them to me, that's why. It is not so that I can "collect" them. I am currently doing research on their history and families, and can then easily add it to their memorial and reference it later while writing the book if I manage the memorial. That's all. I'll transfer them back to the original managers when I am done if they wish, and even add the original managers to my list of contributors in the book, which (tentatively) will be titled "Wisconsin's Badger Scouts in the Army of the Potomac, 1861-1865." This book will not be a dry history of the U.S. Sharpshooters, but will focus on the individual members and their service throughout the war.

I specialize on Find A Grave in creating fitting biographies and service records for Civil War Veterans in my area, which includes extensive geneological research. I do this because I believe it's a duty. I have over 40 relatives that served during the Civil War on both sides, several that were in the Revolutionary War, and many in all the other wars that the U.S. has fought in, including the Seminole and Blackhawk Wars, and one that died with Custer at the Little Big Horn. Lt. Col William Barrett Travis, who commanded the Texans defending the Alamo was my fourth cousin, 4X removed. I love my family's military heritage.

I am currently serving in the United States Army. I have been deployed twice (Desert Storm and Afghanistan). I have served in the USMC, USMCR, ARNG, USAR, and Active Army. I am a member of Old Abe Camp #8, Dept. of Wisconsin, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. I am the first Commander of the Lt. Henry S. Swift Camp 137, SUVCW, Edgerton, WI.

I am a former member of the Society of Civil War Necrolithologists. This is a defunct organization that folded in 1996. I have started it back up again in the form of a Facebook group, The New Society of Civil War Necrolithologists.

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