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|Leslie||RE: Robert Johnson Galliher 76954454|
Robert J. Galliher, David Martin Galliher, and Marjorie Jane Galliher were siblings. Sorry for the confusion!
Added by Leslie on Jan 28, 2015 8:04 AM
|Colleen Sanders Broyles||RE: John Trees memorial|
yes...it said -3 days and it would be updated??? first time I've looked one of these up so was surprised to see the description of what was happening with it.
|Colleen Sanders Broyles||John Trees memorial|
Hi and thanks for the headsup about the duplicate. I've sent an SAC to the original contributor to add the bio and see that you already sent one for his name update. Because there are links I would rather wait to be sure that the original contributor is still active because looking through their messages it appears that they might not be...your edit for the name is supposed to be made automatically now in three days according to the message that came up when I tried to send one as well. So this means the contributor isn't doing updates. I'll try to watch it to see what happens but because of the links like I said I'd like to leave it until we know that someone is actively caring for the original. If not I'll send a message to Find A Grave to see about merging the memorials :)
|Don Fredgant||Crocker, Drew, Dreyfus et al.|
Gone (I address you by your first name since we communicate so frequently),
Thanx about your cremains du jour. My dupes have been removed. Don
|Don Fredgant||Misters Chick, Bousfield and Adams|
Thanks for the heads up on all five of these. I have removed my miscreant memorials. At the same time, I can only explain how one of them happened, beyond the "I screwed up" explanation.
|Owen A. Saling||RE: Maj Daniel Carmick 97843934|
Battle Of N.O. Not Over For Marine
Submitted by N.O.V.A. July 2005
Times Picayune 11-6-1998
Copyright. All rights reserved.
No doubt Marine Corps Maj. Daniel Carmick thought he deserved a better final resting
place when, on Nov. 6, 1816, he died from wounds suffered almost two years earlier in
the Battle of New Orleans.
After all, Carmick once commanded the Marines aboard the famed USS Constitution, and
was instrumental in choosing the site of the corps' headquarters in Washington. On the
day he was wounded, Carmick was the second-highest ranking officer in the young Marine
Corps, and was leading soldiers put under his command by Old Hickory himself, Andrew
But for 182 years, Carmick has occupied a forlorn plot in St. Louis No. 2 cemetery on
North Claiborne Avenue. His resting spot is in the shadow of the elevated interstate
and enveloped by the powerful smell from the nearby factory of Paul Piazza & Sons,
shrimp purveyors since 1892. And, in perhaps the crowning indignity to any man, Carmick
takes second billing on the tombstone to his mother-in-law, Charlotte O'Brien.
"It is in the wrong place," said George Jones, the self-appointed curator of the grave
site. "This isn't decent."
That might change: A fledgling movement wants Carmick's remains moved to Chalmette
National Historical Park. But in the meantime, Jones and Louisiana Department of Labor
Judge John Grout, a member of the Society of the War of 1812, are doing what they can
to ensure this forgotten hero of New Orleans military lore gets a measure of respect
from the modern world.
In a ceremony beginning today at 9:30 a.m., wreaths will be laid at Carmick's tomb by
military, state and city officials. Grout, who organized the event, said similar
ceremonies took place periodically until 1987, when they trailed off.
"We're just reviving a tradition here," he said.
Carmick's contribution to his fledgling nation has been largely obscured by the legacy
of Jackson, but Grout argues it was significant. Although most people consider the
Battle of New Orleans a lone, set-piece engagement, it was in fact a series of running
battles that included early guerrilla tactics, Grout said. By launching small raids,
often at night, between Dec. 23, 1814, and the showdown on Jan. 8, 1815, Jackson
managed to spook the superior British forces into idly waiting on the Mississippi River
Carmick was a gung-ho participant in those raids.
"In doing so, he managed to buy Jackson the one thing he needed most: time," Grout
On Dec. 28, 1814, Carmick was leading a contingent of Plauche's Battalion of Orleans
Volunteers at the Chalmette battlefield.
"He was out there trooping the line, so to speak, telling everyone they would be fine,
when he gets hit by a rocket," Grout said. "I mean, who would have expected it? Not the
sort of thing then you considered an anti-personnel weapon."
His charger was killed, but Carmick quickly mounted another horse. "He had some spunk
about him," Grout says admiringly.
Jones likes to catalog Carmick's wounds.
"He lost his thumb and part of his hand, and that British rocket hit him right here,"
Jones said, pressing a finger to a visitor's forehead.
Carmick missed the Jan. 8 climax, but, a leatherneck to the bone, hung on for 23 months
before dying on Nov. 6, 1816. His wife, the New Orleans belle Margaret Cowperthwait,
took her grief to Paris, where she died a widow in 1869. The tombstone does not say
when the couple were betrothed, but if its other biographical information is reliable,
Cowperthwait was only 20 when her husband was mortally wounded.
"That's not that unusual," Grout said. "Remember that in those days women were pledged.
It's kind of funny - you know the old saying, 'If you marry a New Orleans woman, you'll
never leave?' Well, the poor bastard never did leave New Orleans, although that was for
It would seem that Grout and Jones are Carmick's only friends. Grout, a former Marine,
notes that an important figure in corps' history lies neglected not far from the
Dauphine Street headquarters of the Marine Corps reserves. Recognition is coming
slowly, he said, as local Marine leaders "realize they've got a genuine hero buried
Jones, who retired after a career as a laborer at the Chalmette battlefield, has made
the upkeep of Carmick's grave a solitary crusade for 13 years. He has done his job
well. Although vandals have worked over St. Louis No.2, and several tombs are now just
piles of bricks, Carmick's white marble obelisk gleams. On a recent October day, Jones
lovingly closed the intact wrought iron gate with a thin wire.
Today's ceremony is just the beginning of rebuilding Carmick's legacy, he vowed.
"I'm going to put him in for the Congressional Medal of Honor," he said quietly. "I
tell you, I'm going to do it."
|Samantha||Emma E Martin Shrout/Long|
Thank you for the name correction. I got several memorials in one day to work on and somehow overlooked this one. Yikes.
Best wishes, Samantha :)
Added by Samantha on Jan 21, 2015 2:28 PM
|Richard Shedenhelm||RE: Peter McGowan Weaver|
Hi there! No (known) relation to me. :-)
|Richard Shedenhelm||Peter McGowan Weaver|
Thanks for your work on this photo request! --Richard
|Kristie Moore||Find A Grave Correction: Ann Liles|
Thank you very much for bringing the duplication to my attention. Around that time I was having a lot of internet problems and when I would enter one in and the internet would go down so I thought it wouldn't go through and entered it again. Didn't think about checking if it took or not. Almost 5 years later with better internet, I am doing better lol.
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