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James Sims (#47404878)
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From outside Pittsburgh PA in Westmoreland County. I am researching two units that served in the Civil War from Westmoreland County- Company E 105 PA Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Wildcat), and from Pittsburgh- Knaps Pennsylvania Independent Battery E. Also researching troops that went West after the war and ended up in Missoula Montana. Remember to Visit Americas Battlefields When you Can - While you can.
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Charles S. Dorman
Hello there. Thank you for the information. I added the information and hope that I added to the correct areas. If you would take a kind moment to as proof read what I copied and pasted from your message I would be much obliged. I also gave you credit as for providing the information as well. The "Ind" abbreviation does it stand for a state? If so I can add in parenthesis the name of the state so that those that are reading will know what it means. Let me know if I can add anything else or if the information you provided belongs else where. Thank you for all that you do and Sounds fantastic what you guys do in regards to reenactments. I've watched a few and they are very fascinating to me. Cheers my fellow graver! :)
Added by Albertico on Jan 20, 2015 7:55 PM
Bill Plack
Hugh Henderson memorial
James - Happy to transfer it to you. Namaste to you too. /Bill
Added by Bill Plack on Jan 09, 2015 2:07 PM
LoyaltyOfDogs DotCom
Thank you re Greensburg Old German Cemetery
Thank you for the information, Mr. Sims. Yes, how sad that the cemetery was treated this way! I hope that someday the records will eventually turn up after all. In the meantime, thank you for all your efforts to document the resting places of the people interred there!
Added by LoyaltyOfDogs DotCom on Jan 02, 2015 5:54 PM
LoyaltyOfDogs DotCom
Civil War Soldier Sgt. Charles A. Herwick
Hello, Mr. Sims. I am researching soldiers of the 11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry who later enlisted with the 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Among them is Sgt. Charles A. Herwick, whose memorial you maintain. I understand that Sgt. Herwick's date of death is unknown, but do you have any information about the date of his burial in Greensburg's Old German Cemetery? If not, do you have any suggestions on sources I might check for further information? (Based on a baptismal record I found on-line, I believe Sgt. Herwick may be the son of Sarah S. Herwick, Find A Grave Memorial# 33065899, who is also buried in the Old German Cemetery.) Thank you for any information you can provide.
Added by LoyaltyOfDogs DotCom on Dec 30, 2014 6:21 AM
Dolores Cochenour Carlson
RE: William Cochenour
Hi James,
The William Cochenour in Co. H 15th Reg. PA Calvary is in my family tree. He was born 3 Nov 1840 & died 27 June 1929. He is buried in West Newton Cemetery. I know nothing about the other William Cochenour. It does seem likely that they are the same person.
Added by Dolores Cochenour Carlson on Dec 28, 2014 3:18 PM
Joseph Shaner
I transfered He is apart of your search Please if you find anyone in Pittsburg From the 125th Pa Please let me know but don't transfer I'll get a hold of Don and let him know thanks

Added by annie on Dec 16, 2014 5:47 PM
Tom Greiffendorf
Grave Location
Dear James, The grave of Sgt. James H. Taylor, 105th Pennsylvania, Co.E is located in the public cemetery in Grand Junction, Michigan, Columbia Township, Van Buren County. The grave is a government provided stone, in good condition, located on the North edge of the East (Original) Cemetery in Grand Junction. The grave is located approximately at the half way point between the front and back (West-East)of the cemetery, along the wire boundary fence. The cemetery itself is located near the SE corner of County Road 388 and 53rd St. If you wish, I will try to provide a photograph in the future. Tom
Added by Tom Greiffendorf on Jul 25, 2013 7:47 PM
George Smolka
Thank you for the info on George Smolka
if you are related and would like a transfer please let me know.
Added by Franny on Dec 05, 2012 1:29 PM
Kathleen Hewins
Capt. Charles F. Walker
James, just wondering where did you get the info the Capt. Walker was buried in East Lamoine Cemetary, Lamoine, Me? In checking with the resident cemetary person here, they do not know of anyone by the name of Walker, if you can get more info, might be able to find something, thanks, Kathlee
Added by Kathleen Hewins on Aug 20, 2012 11:38 AM
Kathi Lynn King
Hi Jim I remember you telling me you were related to the McGrews in West Newton, in Sewickley Township by the Municipal building is Mars Hill Cemetery and across the road going towards the train shop on the right hand side is a little cemetery with only 23 stones left the majority of them are McGrews the cemetery is not on find agrave and the workers in the municpal building told me the name of the cemetery is Old Quaker but I cant find a record of it any where. If I sent you what is legible on the stones do you think you can piece together who they are? Kathi
Added by Kathi Lynn King on Jun 20, 2012 1:56 PM
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