Projects I am currently coordinating are listed below.
19th Indiana Infantry, Civil War - Working with a team of contributors to build a virtual cemetery for this "Iron Brigade of the West" regiment. Phil Harris is identifying and photographing as many burial locations as possible for soldiers in this regiment. Rick France, Greg Tompkins, Eric Lowman, Deanna Peterson and I support his work. Phil does his own investigative research to locate the burial sites. When he identifies unmarked graves or badly deteriorated markers that are beyond repair, he works with the Veterans Administration to have new markers made. He then installs the 200 lb. markers all by himself. Sometimes he gets a little help.
Phil's web site for the 19th Indiana is at http://www.19thindianaironbrigade.com. Phil and other 19th Indiana Infantry volunteers have personally visited the grave sites of the men who served in this regiment. Here is the list of the unmarked graves they have identified, and of markers that need to be replaced or repaired.
US-Dakota War - Coordinating the development of a virtual cemetery for people who were key figures, survivors, victims, or casualties of the US-Dakota War, including Native Americans. Many volunteers have contributed to this project. The Dakota voice needs much better and stronger representation in this history. Please feel free to contact me if you'd like to help.
Genealogy and Family History - Surnames that I am researching include Adams, Andersson, Beebe/Beeby, Berglund, Brandl, Brooks, Christiansen /Christensen, Coffin, Gilmore, Howell, Jensen, Larson, Malmstrom, Morgan, Piehl, Pikal, Randall, Rowe, Stewart, Stroud, Suchomel, Taber/Tabor, Van Slyck, Vikre/Wickre/Wikre, and Wilcox.
Thanks to all the contributors who have generously transferred memorials, responded to photo requests, or reached out in many other ways to help with these projects.
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3rd MN Infantry soldier Not sure how to do this but there is a soldier from the 3rd MN infantry buried in Little Rock National Cemetery that you might want to add to your virtual cemetery. It is Thomas Crawshaw (listed as Cranshaw although I have submitted a suggested edit of the name), memorial #3131548.
As a descendent of Medicine Bottle, I am working on my family tree. I have come across another document that explains Medicine Bottle was the son of Chief Medicine Bottle. I am new to this and am now confused as some of your historical information crosses the information I've found. Can you help me sort this all out?
Coffin genealogy Looking for Coffin family of Nantucket Mass that moved to Duanesburg Schenectady Co. NY Eliphalet Coffin wife Phoebe Sherman have a daughter Deborah Coffin Weaver 1800-1877 and maybe daughter Nabby Coffin Lawson 1796-1835
RE: Addleman Family I wasn't aware of that one. Thanks for the head's up. One of my ancestors from my dad's side was one of the characters in the TMC series Turn. Unfortunately they took creative liberty and killed off my 7x G Grandfather Nathaniel Sackett nearly 30 years before his real death. He is considered to be one of America's first spies.
Addleman Family Cindy, Just a quick note to say thank you for all the work you put into the Addleman family on FindAGrave. I am the GG grandson of Dewitt Clinton Addleman (son of Jacob, son of Wm. H., etc.) I assume we are related as I am also descended from the Coffin line.
Anna Katrine Wikre Berglund Memorial# 32622897 Please cite sources for obits entitled "FAMILY MOURNS A LOVING MOTHER" and "MRS. ANDREW BERGLUND BURIED LAST FRIDAY" that are copied to FindAGrave Memorial# 32622897, and dates of publication.