RE: General Whiting I was able to come down for the 149th a couple of weeks ago. I attended the blockade running seminar out at Wrightsville Beach. I had a wonderful trip, but I left me with little time to do anything else. Needless to say, I didn't make it out to the General's gravesite. I'll probably make it back sometime in March or May. I'm glad someone can look after his site. I've thought often about doing some landscaping, etc... there since he has so little. I think there were some small little azaleas there at one point. I appreciate all you do for him.
RE: Major General Whiting's grave It pleases me that someone watches over his grave site on a regular basis. I thought if I lived down there, I would landscape it. I leave a flag every now and then, but generally just pay my respects to him, his wife, her family and nearby Major James Hill, Whiting's Chief of Staff. Oakdale is truly a great place to spend eternity.
I'm in the western part of NC and make trips to Wilmington a few times a year. I've been interested in Fort Fisher since I was a little boy, so in turn I've been a big Whiting fan for about as long. A very misunderstood man. I've spent many of an hour thinking about him. Did you get to see his uniform on display this past spring at the Cape Fear Museum? It was beautiful in its restored condition. Thank you for all you do and I apologize for not getting back with you sooner. I'm not on find a grave as much as I used to be.