dee_burris: (Default)
2010-11-21 11:13 am

Confederate Soldiers Rest, Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis TN

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I took photos of 55 Confederate soldiers' gravestones while I was at the cemetery.

That is just a fraction of the more than 1,300 Confederate soldiers and veterans buried in the cemetery, with over 1,000 of those graves in the Fowler section of the cemetery known as Confederate Soldiers Rest.

Many of those graves remain without a military marker, but 945 do have a numbered concrete markers placed there by the Confederate Historical Association in 1886.

Included in this entry are the 55 photos I took, along with a brief transcription of the information on the stone, so that people searching for any of these soldiers might be able to find them when using Google or other search engines.

If your relative is among these 55 men, and you want the photo of the gravestone for your own personal genealogy or family records, I am expressly waiving copyright on the photos used for that purpose. Just right click and save the photo to your computer. I retain copyright for any photos that someone might want to use for a commercial purpose.

In other words, if you want to make money off the deal, we will have to get all formal with a written agreement about that.

While I was at Elmwood, I purchased a copy of John W Cothern's book, Confederates of Elmwood, which was carefully researched over a number of years. It has additional information about each of the soldiers, and I can do look-ups for anyone who thinks his or her Confederate soldier relative may be buried at Elmwood. Leave a comment with your request and I will reply to your comment here.

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dee_burris: (Default)
2010-11-11 07:35 pm
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Tacky, tacky, tacky

Hint: that's Southern-speak for you shouldn't have gone and done that shit...

Some of my ancestors had a really twisted sense of humor.

The 1900 census for Missouri Township, Nevada County, AR and the White family...take a look at daughter number 1 on line 82:

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White, Snow E - W F - Dec 1887 - S


Missing from the page are the seven dwarfs...

Now that's just wrong.