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From: "candyandrick" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Military burials in the area?
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 13:45:42 -0500 (Central Daylight Time)
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I have been a member of www.military.com for several years and have never
seen anything on there that provides free military records. There are links
to other websites that charge you for research as well as links to the
National Archives but nothing free or beneficial to most common researchers.
Can you give me a specific page link so I can see what I'm missing?
Rick Lawrence - Tulsa
From: Annita Fulton
Date: 6/17/2008 11:08:52 AM
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Military burials in the area?
Military records and archives of all wars have been made available at no
cost on the www.military.com website. Old documents and even photos are
there too. Annita (Taylor) Fulton
> Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 23:32:40 -0700> From: > To:
> Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Military burials in the area?>
> Pat,> Have you tried looking for him on www.Footnote.com? What I like
about this> site is that you can see the original records and print them out
I have> been able to get a lot of records that I would have had to send in
$$ for if> I had sent off to the National Archives for. I got all 55 pages
of my> gggg-grandfather's RW pension application, and all it cost me was
some paper> and ink. I think it would have cost me over $75 from NARA. There
are a lot> of CW records too, although not all states are complete yet.
Footnote is a> subscription site but it only cost me $49.00 a year and it
has more than> paid for its self.> > Ellen Tolleson Reesh> > On Mon, Jun 16,
2008 at 4:33 PM, candyandrick <> wrote:> > > Hi'ya Pat!>
>> > No, the cemetery will have no info on the people buried in their
cemeteries> > (I tried t!
Hat route on several occasions and heard the same "no" every> > time)> >> >>
> Your quest is a difficult one and could prove to be costly when you start>
> ordering records from the gov't. I don't remember how much it cost now> >
(other than it is ridiculously high) to get Civil War archival records from>
> there National Archives but it is prohibitive to me.> >> > If the Lewis
Green that is in Illinois is buried at Oaklawn Cemetery, then> > he was a
Confederate and more likely than not he died of smallpox, bloody> > flux or
dysentery. That cemetery is the hallowed burial ground to> > Confederate POW
s who were housed at Camp Douglas, the North's version of> > Andersonville.
But if he's buried someplace else, then who knows what the> > circumstances
may have been.> >> > As for the burial in Georgia, well...that could be
anyone's guess.> >> > But, if he was over 60, the chances of him having been
in the Union army> > are> > slim unless he had been a career army man. Now,
Will find a few, but> > dang few. Usually the older fellas in the ser
Vice were in the Confederacy> > doing "Home Guard" types of things or even
working as prison guards.> >> > Yes...follow the instructions at the
websites you go to...and good luck!> >> > Rick Lawrence - Tulsa> >> >
-------Original Message-------> >> > From: Pat Foster> > Date: 6/15/2008
10:27:52 PM> > To: > > Subject: [ARIZARD] Military
burials in the area?> >> > Rick, thank you.> > The reason I asked is this
Lewis Green we keep hunting.> > He disappeared after the 1860 census. This
would make his age into the 60s.> > I thought maybe if he died a natural
death he might be buried locally in a> > Military area.> > And, he possibly
was in the Civil War?? I found 2 Lewis Greens at that site> > That shows all
the national cemetery burials. Both died in 1864, one buried> > In Illinois,
the other in GA. If he was in MO, when and if he joined or was> > Forced to
sign up, he could have died in a confederate or Union prison. So,> > I guess
the next thing to do is if!
ND out the info about these two?> > I think I might have found another great
grandfather from Illinois who was> > Killed and placed in a mass grave in
Indiana. Then, at some point he was> > Re-buried in an area for Union
soldiers and not mixed with Confederates as> > Well.> > So, I will
investigate these individuals. Best way to do that is to follow> >
Instructions at that website? If I call the cemetery, do they know ANY> >
Information there?> >> > Pat> > In Oklahoma> >> >> >> > -----Original
Message-----> > From:
[mailto:]> > On> > Behalf Of candyandrick> >
Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2008 12:55 PM> > To: > > Subject:
Re: [ARIZARD] Military burials in the area?> >> > Pat,> >> > There are
National Cemeteries at Ft. Gibson, OK, and Ft. Sill, OK. On the> >
Oklahoma/Arkansas border there is one in Fayetteville, AR and Ft. Smith,> >
AR.> >> >> > Okay, an 1860 era death....there really wasn't a national cem!
etery in that> > Time frame. The first TRUE US National Cemetery as be
st as I can remember> > Was at Arlington. It was built on the site of Robert
E. Lee's> > Home/plantation. That spot was chosen, so the story goes, so
that every> > Morning when Lee looked out of his house, he would see the
markers of all> > Those Civil War KIA's who were buried there. That was
after the war ended> > In 1865.> >> > There is the possibility that a
veteran who lived close to a military> > Installation could have been buried
at that post/fort. The only thing> > Needed was permission of the post/fort
commander at the time. The cemetery> > At Ft. Gibson was originally the fort
s cemetery I do believe, the same> > with> >> > Ft. Sill. Many Indians, to
include Geronimo, are buried in the Ft. Sill> > Cemetery but again, if I
remember correctly, in a separate area. I've been> > To the grave site but
cannot rememebr who far it was from the US veterans> > Burial area. Most
veterans though who died in the post-Civil War era were> > Buried in private
or community cemeteri!
es and there is no official US> > record> >> > Of their burial locations.>
>> > A side note for you...all veterans who served honorably in the
American> > Military, rate a free headstone, even Johnny Reb Confederates. I
obtained> > One a few years ago for my great, great grandfather, William
Martin> > Lawrence> >> > And placed it at his gravesite. So, if you have a
relative who served> > Honorably who needs a headstone, you can get it!
Contact your "favorite" or> > Local funeral home. They have the paperwork
there to send in for you (they> > Have to send it in) along with proof of
honorable service and in about 3> > Months they will get the headstone in
for you. All that is free. BUT...if> > You want it placed, you will have to
pay to have that done. The cost is> > Usually anywhere from about $50.00 to
$150.00 for it to be set in concrete> > Depending on the cemetery. Some
cemeteries require granite bases which are> > Considerably more expensive
but most will accept the con!
crete setting. And> > If it's a country cemetery, you can do it yourse
lf if you wish. Bear in> > Mind though, these headstones are heavy!> >> >
Rick Lawrence - Tulsa> >> >> > -------Original Message-------> >> > From:
Pat Foster> > Date: 6/13/2008 9:51:19 PM> > To: > >
Subject: [ARIZARD] Military burials in the area?> >> > Anyone: If a local
military veteran dies--where is the nearest National> > Cemetery they might
be buried in? What if they died 1860+?> > Thanks, Pat, in Oklahoma> >> >> >>
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