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Hutch (#47312109)
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Bio Photo I am a retired Huntsville Alabama Police Officer. I have been a student of local history for many years. My main interests lie in Alabama Civil War Units. One of the saddest things about the Civil War was that so many young men left home and were never heard from again. Their families never knew how or where they died or where they were buried. Thanks to the work of many Findagrave contributors, I have reunited many of these brave men,if only in a virtual cemetery. These cemeteries are a constant work in progress. I welcome any and all info on any of my memorials and am always happy to transfer your kin folk. If you visit the memorial of any of these brave men, please honor them in any way you see fit. Whether or not you believe their cause was just, does not matter. What matters is that men from both sides fought and died protecting the only way of life they had ever known. "Alas! In how many Southern homes aching hearts waited through weary months for news of loved ones that never came until the suspense was replaced by the real certainty that the absent one had helped to swell the unknown dead of the Wheatfield, the Peach Orchard, or the Devil's Den of a Northern land."--J. Howard Wert. Sometimes I come home from work with a sore back or tired feet or maybe even a headache. Then I think of a 16 year old boy lying wounded in a dark field. He's hundreds of miles from home. He's thirsty,hungry and cold. He's crying for his Mama. Or I think of Robert and Sarah Milling, of Dallas County, who lost their five sons to the Confederate cause in the 20th Alabama Infantry. Suddenly, I don't feel so bad afterall.
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Lee Ann Swanner Hodnett
James McDonald Peel
Thank you for the tribute you left on my great grandfather's memorial. He was a Civil War Veteran.

I think what you are doing for all the Civil War Veteran is outstanding. So special to see this work on findagrave.
Added by Lee Ann Swanner Hodnett on Sep 01, 2014 4:20 PM
Gurley Cemetery

Sorry for the flood of photos and update requests. Please feel free to add or reject the GPS coords as you see fit.

I got the History Mystery Geocache located at the Gurley Cemetery this weekend, and tried to fulfill the 4 open picture requests while there. All of the coords are correct to within +/- 20 feet.
Added by DiverCTHunter on Aug 18, 2014 1:13 AM
RE: Joel Teel(Teal)
Thank you!
Added by D McK S on Aug 15, 2014 2:54 AM
Benjamin Mose Wesley
Sorry I know this is way late but we moved to Louisiana early 2011 and I haven't done any find a grave since then. Was getting acquainted with the area cemeteries.
Benjamin is my great x? Grandfather. If you are still interested I can get you info on him and the other Wesley's. I have a digital copy of the Wesley family history book and can send you a disk if you wish. My email is:
Added by CajunLadyUT on Aug 14, 2014 11:37 AM
Jay Lindsey
James Martin Allen & Joseph W. Lanier

I was trying my best to add these 2 men who are listed in Find A Grave to your virtual cemetery of the 3rd AL Cav but never could figure out how to do it. It dawned on me that perhaps you have that control, so these are 2 more men, with markers, both buried in Choctaw County, who served in the 3rd AL Cav, Co. A. If you need anything from me or have any questions, feel free to email me at

Jay Lindsey
Tallahassee, FL
Added by Jay Lindsey on Aug 12, 2014 10:19 PM
Nancy Cornelius
O R Eason
I found the civil war marker for Memorial 86026790
Problem on the marker is that his dob is 1937 instead of 1837. I have posted the pictures with a note, but wanted you to know. Thanks for what you have done. Nancy
Added by Nancy Cornelius on Aug 12, 2014 8:41 AM
Renee Wisniewski
Seldom Bertrand Thomas
I wanted to find out more about my ggg grandfather, Seldom Bertrand Thomas who served in the 53rd Partisan Rangers. I have noticed that he is not listed in the virtual cemetery. How do I go about finding out more on adding him to this site.
Added by Renee Wisniewski on Aug 12, 2014 5:52 AM
Carolyn Hebbe McLeod
William Knight
Thank you for the transfer of this family member of my husband's family to me.

Added by Carolyn Hebbe McLeod on Aug 02, 2014 7:44 AM
3rd Confederate Cavalry
Private Levi Clakely enlisted in McCaskill's Alabama Cavalry (The former was lined through, and 3rd Confederate Cavalry written above, on his service record)on December 25, 1861.

While covering Bragg's retreat out of KY., on October 16, 1862, he was killed in a skirmish near Albany, KY. I believe he was under Wheeler at the time.

He was 18 years old, the oldest son. He was my G-Uncle.

Feel free to add him to your virtual cemetery, I think he will be comfortable there, with his comrades, wearing butternut.
Added by SeekerOfStones on Aug 01, 2014 8:07 PM
charles harrison
John A. and Moses J. Harrison
Thank you so much for the transfer of John A. and Moses J. Harrison of Butler county Alabama. Your civil war units virtual cemeteries are an awesome collection of memorials that I am sure has helped many people locate their lost civil war anscestors and I am amazed at the work and time you must have spent putting all of it together. Do you have a reference book or records that indicate burial locations of Alabama civil war soldiers? I have three coffee county Harrisons (cousins of the two mentioned here) that I may never find. Is there an actual accountability register or something that would indicate death and burials of all civil war soldiers killed in battle or of injuries sustained during the war? In any case, your civil war contributions to Findagrave is no less than spectacular. C. Harrison
Added by charles harrison on Jul 22, 2014 10:45 AM
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