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From: Annita Fulton <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Military burials in the area?
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 19:27:58 -0500
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> Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 13:45:42 -0500> From: > To: > Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Military burials in the area?> > Hi Annita,> > 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> > -------Original Message------- > > From: Annita Fulton > Date: 6/17/2008 11:08:52 AM > To: > 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,> you! > 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> >> >> >>> > -------------------------------> > To unsubscribe from the list, please> send an email to> > with the word 'unsubscribe'> without the> > quotes> > In the subject and the body of the message> >> >> >> --> > No virus found in this incoming message.> > Checked by AVG.> >> Version: 7.5.524 / Virus Database: 270.3.0/1500 - Release Date: 6/12/2008> >> 4:58 PM> >> > .> >> >> > -------------------------------> > To unsubscribe> from the list, please send an email to> > with> the word 'unsubsc! > ribe' without the> > quotes> > in the subject and the body of the message>> >> >> >> > -------------------------------> > To unsubscribe from the list,> please send an email to> > with the word > unsubscribe' without the> > quotes> > in the subject and the body of the> message> >> >> > --> > No virus found in this incoming message.> > Checked> by AVG.> > Version: 7.5.524 / Virus Database: 270.3.0/1503 - Release Date:> 6/14/2008> > 6:02 PM> >> > .> >> > -------------------------------> > To> unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to> >> with the word 'unsubscribe' without the> >> quotes in the subject and the body of the message> >> >> -------------------------------> To unsubscribe from the list, please send> an email to with the word 'unsubscribe' without> the quotes in the subject and the body of the message > _________________________________________________________________ > Need to know now? 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