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Rich Dohm (#47091329)
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Bio Photo I live in the Carytown section of Richmond, Virginia, USA, one time capital of the Confederate States of America. I grave the area of New Jersey to Georgia, looking for family burials.

And often while walking those cemeteries I'll see some neglected or damaged or sinking markers, so I tidy them up, take a picture and post it, feeling like I might be their last best chance to be remembered to some future researcher. We all have the same goal, we're working for posterity, and I think this data base has become a number-one stop for any serious family history researcher.

I'm a U.S. Navy veteran, Vietnam era, duty aboard the USS Canopus AS-34. I raised a family, but lost my wife. I made a career in newspaper production, am now retired, and enjoy volunteer gravestone photography.

The best way I've found to get a readable gravestone photo is to redirect sunlight to create shadows in the carved surface.

Anyone who wants to use my photos may do so, without any restriction, so help yourself. They have been posted here for you to use. And if you want a transfer, simply ask for it.

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Linda Parrish
CSA soldier Wingard
I rec'd your message and just wanted to thank you for your prompt reply. I did find James Samuel Wingard's grave a while back but he is not my GGrandfather. However he is a distant cousin of my GGrandfather. His remains were moved back to South Carolina some years after he was buried in Richmond. My Wingard ancestors were originally from Germany and my 6th great grandfather landed in Charleston , SC. in 1753.

I will try to contact the place you gave me to locate him. I have checked the roster of his unit and the info i have on him and it doesn't give his death or burial. I will probably go to the Alabama Archives and History Dept. and see if they will have any more info. I know they have two letters he wrote to his wife so they should have a record on him.

Thank you again for your information. Maybe one day in the near future I will be able to locate him.

Linda Wingard Parrish
Added by Linda Parrish on Apr 21, 2015 11:17 AM
Sheri West
Bertha Guerry
Memorial has been deleted :)
Added by Sheri West on Apr 20, 2015 10:14 PM
Jessie Clarkson
Percy and Carrie Joseph Hall
Thank you so much Rich, for the beautiful pictures you added to the memorial pages of Percy Burtell Hall and Carrie Joseph Hall. They are the great grand Aunt and Uncle to my children. I was honored to meet Aunt Carrie before her death. She was a very kind and gracious lady.
Added by Jessie Clarkson on Apr 19, 2015 11:41 PM
Linda Parrish
CSA soldier
Rich, This is a shot in the dark but I'm seeking the grave of my Great Grandfather David Samuel Wingard who I believe died in Richmond on Jan.17, 1863. He made it through the Battle of Fredericksburg safely and got sick with pneumonia and died in the Receiving Wayside Hospital in Richmond ( General Hospital #9).
Confederate Military records from the National Archives list his name as D S Wingood. He was born 0n April 27, 1831. He served in the 5th Alabama Regiment Company H.

I know your time is valuable but if you get a chance would you please do a little research in the cemeteries in and around Richmond and see if you can locate his grave. I know this is a lot to ask but I have searched many of the cemeteries around that area and have not found him. He may be in a unmarked grave and it is not possible to find him but would you please see what you can do?

Would you please spend a hour or two searching for him? I'm not asking for any more than that. Since you live in Richmond you will know the cemeteries around that area.

Please don't feel obligated in any way to do this. I just thought I'd ask. I will understand if you had rather not get involved.

Either way, thank you. Linda Wingard Parrish
Added by Linda Parrish on Apr 18, 2015 11:05 PM
RE: Elmwood Cemetery ~ Davis
You're welcome. Had this one day of sunshine in a week filled with rain.
Added by Essex on Apr 15, 2015 3:19 PM
deanna french
FAG Photo
Thanks so much Rich. You are appreciated! Isn't it so sad we have so many unidentified, or unrecorded soldiers?!
Added by deanna french on Apr 15, 2015 7:57 AM
Mike B.
Susie Mayo
Thanks Rich for the photo. Finally spring has sprung.
Added by Mike B. on Apr 14, 2015 2:18 PM
michael gavin
David Gilfillan
Thank you for the wonderful photo of my 2nd great grand uncle David Very nice!!!! My father wrote the Regt. History on the 100th PA. Thanks!
Added by michael gavin on Apr 11, 2015 9:56 PM
Diane Blair
RE: H C Long - Virginia
I have been using a mirror, just never thought to support it with plywood. Thanx.
Added by Diane Blair on Apr 10, 2015 1:32 PM
Elmwood photos
May have been a drive by or walk through, don't recall as have done both in those older areas of Elmwood. I believe those photos were taken in either section nine or 12 of the cemetery. I will find and re-photograph them for you next time I'm at Elmwood. Happy to help. If you prefer, please make a photo request and another volunteer may get there even sooner. There are quite a few of us who volunteer to take photos at Elmwood, a massive cemetery of over 100,000 gravesites.
Added by Essex on Apr 08, 2015 3:33 PM
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