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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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Roger Barna
RE: James G. Byerly #25399737
Thank you. Memorials now combined and mine deleted.
Added by Roger Barna on Mar 30, 2015 8:32 AM
Roger Barna
James G. Byerly #25399737
Hi James,
I have inadvertently duplicated your memorial to James Byerly with my #114517100. He is my 2nd great grandfather so I have some additional info in mine. I would be glad to take over management of this and combine the two, or let you continue to manage it if you prefer. I realize you are working on our Civil War history and appreciate your contributions. Please let me know how you would like to proceed. Best regards!
Added by Roger Barna on Mar 25, 2015 8:31 AM
Jonathan Omholt
George Mains
Info added as requested.
Added by Jonathan Omholt on Mar 03, 2015 3:48 AM
This Old Scarecrow
Pvt. Daniel A. Fulmer (#67091661)
Greetings James,
I was curious if you would consider letting me have this memorial to my great grandfather.
I have an extensive Fulmer family tree I've compiled since 1999, and I'm anxious to expand his biography, and add several new images.
I'm currently researching his parents George, and Elizabeth from the Millgrove area as well.
Your information is correct, and I commend you for it's accuracy.
Let me know how you feel about this.
By the way, I'm also writing a history of Yukon, the Magee Mine, Westmoreland Coal Co., and it's cultural, and economic effects during the Industrial Revolution, etc..
Interlaced with Fulmer family history where applicable, as the Fulmer's seemed (at least from a Fulmer perspective) to be the common species (that's me being humorous).
I'm originally from Northern Virginia (Falls Church, and Prince William County), and have had the unique pleasure of living in an area where I could visit and explore all of the major battlefields, including Gettysburg, and Sharpsburg.
I lived within walking distance of the Confederate batteries along the Potomac; Freestone Point, Possum Point, and Evansport (Quantico), and frequented that area extensively.
My next door neighbor in Falls Church was the noted Civil War author William Albaugh, as a child he gave freely of his time, and taught me an appreciation of local history, and the war between the states.
Thanks for your time, and consideration.

Added by This Old Scarecrow on Feb 24, 2015 11:18 AM
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 ღAlberticoღ 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
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