|Writer||Date and Time||Text|
|Steve to Dorothy K Puhl||2018-09-18 14:41:39||I agree that the Simon buried at Corinth is probably not your relative.
Below is an article from one of the Richmond newspapers during the war. Just a guess, but I would think Simon is buried near the prison, in one of the many cemeteries in Richmond. I'd start with Oakwood Cemetery. Good luck !!
Major Robert Morris, of the 6th Pennsylvania cavalry, died suddenly at the Libby Prison hospital, on Thursday. Major Morris was a grandson of Robert Morris, of Revolutionary memory, and was twenty-six years of age. His remains were interred in Oakwood Cemetery, and were attended to the grave by the captive officers of his regiment.|
|Dorothy K Puhl||2018-09-16 13:16:05||My ancestor Simon Keller enlisted in Company E, PA 61st Regiment on 01 Aug 1861. He died in Libby Prison in 1862 (source is his mother obit 20 Sep 1900). US Veterans gravesites database reflects interment of a Simon Keller in Corinth National Cemetery, MS 20 Jul 1862. I found multiple listings of Simon Kellers in your database, so this one may not be our Simon. Any idea where prisoners of Libby were buried?|
|Steve||2018-05-26 10:55:05||The rosters of the 43rd and 145th New York Infantry Regiments have been added to the database.|
|Steve to Dennis Buckley||2018-05-21 14:50:25||Dennis, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania compiled the listing of soldiers that appeared on the Pennsylvania Memorial. Of course, now the National Park Service controls the memorial. The National Park Service will not edit the listings on the memorial any longer. I hope this helps. What was your ancestors name ?|
|Dennis Buckley||2018-05-19 23:18:22||My 3x great grandfather was in Co. G, 141st PVI, but his name is not on the regiment's tablet on the Pennsylvania monument. What was the source for the compilation of the names?|
|Steve||2018-04-20 15:16:51||The rosters of the 5th and 6th Vermont Infantry were added to the database.|
|Steve||2018-03-29 14:33:47||The rosters of the 3rd and 4th Vermont Infantry were added to the database. |
|Steve||2018-03-09 14:06:08||The roster of the 146th Regiment, New York Infantry has been added to the database.|
|Steve||2018-02-21 09:15:37||Matt Fretz and C. Wriglesworth, I'm glad you found the site helpful.|
|Matt Fretz||2018-02-20 12:10:13||Thank you! I have always wondered if we had family directly involved, and this let me find the names of those who were. Really appreciate being able to search monument as well. |
|Steve||2018-02-08 14:19:25||The roster of the 64th Regiment, New York Infantry has been added to the database.|
|C wriglesworth||2018-02-07 13:07:51||what a fantastic site a great amount of work very appreciated my great grandfather valentine bowser served twice in the army and I found another valentine listed probably from the Maryland branch of the family we settles in Lancaster county in 1733 valentines father was a volunteer in the war of 1812 and his ancestors were part of the militia which manned the forts around Harrisburg and York.|
|David harsh||2018-01-19 16:14:31||Hi , send me an email about a ring I found on the north Anna battle field , Pennsylvania vol. The initials are ; GBM , wanna try and locate who it was
|Steve||2018-01-03 12:42:21||Happy New Year....the rosters of the 121st and 86th Regiments, New York Infantry have been added to the database.|
|Steve||2017-10-25 08:46:39||The rosters of the 1st and 2nd Vermont Infantry were added to the database. James H. Taylor's record has been updated as well.|
|Steve||2017-10-06 16:23:33||The roster of the 71st Regiment, New York Infantry has been added to the database.|
|JeffreyG||2017-10-02 09:56:14||Is there any chance I could get a copy of your SQL tables for these databases?
I can send you a dropbox or Google Drive link to drop them into...
Or perhaps you could open read-only access to your databases?
I started feeding 111th data into a machine-learning tool to start asking it questions about desertions, etc. and then I found you already have much more data available.|
|Steve to Tom Greiffendorf||2017-08-29 10:21:16||Thanks for the information about James. I'll add that to his record the next time I update the database in a few weeks.|
|Tom Greiffendorf||2017-08-28 12:11:30||The grave of Sergeant James H. Taylor, CO.E, 105 PA is located at the Original Grand Junction Cemetery, Grand Junction, MI 49056 The grave is on the North side of the cemetery, Half way between the East and West borders of the cemetery. James was at Gettysburg and is listed on the bronze monument found there.|
|Steve to Virginia||2017-08-22 15:13:38||Hi Virginia, it's hard to tell which rank William was for sure. Perhaps you could find a regimental history of the 147th to find out if he was promoted in the field at Gettysburg. His new rank might not have been recorded for some reason.|
|email@example.com||2017-08-22 08:19:34||Hi Steve,
This site is impressive. My family always told the story that we had relatives at Gettysburg, and I was able to find them through your web site. I do have a question---your data base lists William Witherspoon, 28th Infantry Company B as a private but he is listed as a Corporal on the monument. Is there a way to confirm which is correct?
|Steve||2017-08-16 15:04:57||The roster of the 70th Regiment, New York Infantry Volunteers, was added to the database.|
|Thomas P Lavin PSU Class of 1965||2017-07-31 11:11:36||Thanks for listing and showing the grave site for George Lincoln Cassel Jr., Gettysburg National Cemetery Annex Section 5, Row 2, Position 15. I am planning to visit that site today since he was the son of the GL Cassel Sr. for whom his father Abraham built the 1800's mansion that I currently live in at 316 E. Market St., Marietta, PA 17547. I only wish that I could have found a map with that cemetery section's markers as you had done for some other burial sites. Tedious job but great one.
P.S. I used to live in Nittany (chicken coops now gone), then North Halls and lastly West Halls where I finished up my BSEE.|
|Steve||2017-07-24 14:46:53||The roster of the 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment has been added to the database.|
|Diann||2017-06-25 12:09:13||First, I so appreciate all the effort to create a site like this. I was wondering if you could provide any additional advice on how to locate a relative who was wounded during the CW but I don't know at what battle/conflict. His name is Romanus Mangold from Independent Batty C from Pittsburgh, PA. He was a bugler and I know that he was shot in the left leg. I would like to know at what point in the war, if possible, but can't locate anything with his record. He enlisted from the start and mustered out about a month before the war ended with a brief few months off (I'm assuming to recover from the injury. Any ideas on where to search? I checked all your listings with no luck. Thank you.... firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Steve||2017-06-13 13:48:04||The roster of the 13th Infantry Regiment, Vermont Volunteers has been added to the database.|
|Steve to Jeremy Hafner||2017-06-08 13:14:34||Hi Jeremy...it sounds like you'll have to find/hire someone who specializes in this sort of search. You may end up being disappointed with the results, as the searcher may narrow it down to a few men, but not be able to be more precise. I know someone that can do this sort of thing, so please email me at sam21 at psu.edu and I'll pass you along the contact information of the person who might be able to help. Good luck !|
|Jeremy Hafner||2017-06-07 20:17:25||Hi I'm having trouble finding a soldier from my family history. All I know is he was from Cumberland County, fought for the Union, only battle I know of is Gettysburg, and died after the battle from a snake bite. I don't know his first name, but his last name is either Garland or Warner. Any hints to who he might be would be of much help, thanks.|
|Steve to Susan Mulholland||2017-06-06 15:42:27||Hi Susan. As far as I can tell, Michael was not near Gettysburg at the time of the battle and that's why he's not listed on the Pennsylvania Memorial. He enlisted in August, 1864, after Gettysburg. I hope this helps.|
|Susan Mulholland||2017-06-06 13:51:33||I went to Gettysburg Military National Park on 5/29/17. I went to look for Michael Toomey on the wall at Pennsylvania Memorial, but his name was not listed. He was a private, Company G, Regiment 201, Volunteer Infr. He was commanded by Captain, John T. Ensminger. I found Michael Toomey's copies from war archives library in Philadelphia by my first cousin Mary Agnes about 20 years ago. I searched online and found your website that got the matched name. I looked for his name on the Pennsylvania Memorial but his name was not listed.
Pa Memorial regiments only listed up to 153. Can you help me to find the photo that showed Regiment #201 showed the lists of soldiers. Thank you.|
|Steve to Kristie||2017-05-31 16:38:48||I'm not sure what arch you are writing about. Can you be a bit more specific? Thanks.|
|Steve||2017-05-31 16:37:35||The roster of the 61st Infantry Regiment, New York Volunteers has been added to the database.|
|Kristie||2017-05-04 18:22:44||There is a name carved in the back arch, Fraser. Do you know who that is?|
|Steve to Lynne Crow||2017-04-28 10:16:29||Hi Lynne, please email me at sam21 @ psu.edu (no spaces), and I'll try to help with your document.|
|Lynne Crow||2017-04-26 11:53:39||My paternal great grandfather was John Stulen, Jr. His name is on the Pennsylvania monument. I have his mustering out document from the Civil War. When I moved from one house to another the back was coming off so I looked and discovered that on the back of his document were all the battles he fought in plus marks on the ones where he had been injured. I am actually looking for a place to leave my original document.|
|Steve||2017-04-19 13:14:01||The roster of the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry has been added to the database. Also, notes have been added to the records of Damian Astrich, Pvt, Co. B., 27th PVM. and his brother Maurice Oestreich with the 96th PA.|
|Steve to John C. Lynn||2017-04-13 01:35:33||Just a footnote that my GGG Grandfather is listed as Damian Astrich, Pvt, Co. B., 27th PVM. The family name is actually spelled Oestreich. His brother Maurice Oestreich was with the 96th PA. ---- John, I'll add a note to their records the next time I update my database. Thanks !|
|John C. Lynn||2017-04-08 15:48:57||Just a footnote that my GGG Grandfather is listed as Damian Astrich, Pvt, Co. B., 27th PVM. The family name is actually spelled Oestreich. His brother Maurice Oestreich was with the 96th PA. My grandmother always pronounced the family name "A-strike" which probably accounts for the misspelling.|
|Steve||2017-03-29 16:46:53||The roster of the 16th Infantry Regiment, Vermont Volunteers has been added to the database.|
|Steve to Annmarie Martin||2017-03-21 11:35:59||Annmarie, it's looks like Edmund was a member of a cavalry regiment and his rank was Blacksmith. I hope this helps.|
|Annmarie Martin||2017-03-20 18:34:25||My husband's great - great grandfather Edmund P Rorke is on the monument. His rank is listed as Private yet under his complete record it is listed as Back'h. Can you tell us what Black'h stands for?
|Steve to Karin Olson||2017-03-16 23:23:49||Karin, your relative has a different spelling on the database for all PA soldiers. The Bates volumes (where I transcribed the data) has his last name as Miner, not Minor. I'll add a note to his record the next time I update the database and mention you. If you'd like to send me more information on Henry, I'll be glad to add a bit to his record.|
|Karin Olson||2017-03-15 11:45:24||One more thing. I've been unable to find info about my g-grandfather's parents other than what I found on census reports - both are from New Jersey. Henry B Minor, however, was born in Uniontown PA. I'm trying to find anything I can about his family. Can anyone help with that???? (I recently moved from CA and I'm now within driving distance of Uniontown. I think I need to plan a trip there to look for records.)|
|Karin Olson||2017-03-15 11:40:52||Hi Steve. I just looked at your site and did a search for "Minor" and saw only one Henry. From the info I saw, it is not my great grandfather, Henry B Minor. I have his death certificate, and I have his Civil War pension record from NARA. I've compared that info with other info from census reports so I know I have the right person. I also found my great grandfather's name on the Penn St Memorial at Gettysburg. The regiment, cavalry and company agrees with what I have so, again, I know I have the right person. I'm wondering how you get the info for your site. Is there anything I can give you to add to your site? Thank you for your time.
|Steve||2017-03-08 15:45:29||The rosters of the 41st Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry and the 14th Infantry Regiment, Vermont Volunteers have been added to the database.
|Lidia McColey ||2017-02-16 14:36:52||I know this is reaching but do have the time to tell me about a McColey soldier? You can reach me on facebook or email@example.com thank you with very much appreciation.|
|Steve||2017-02-02 17:37:40||The rosters of the 136th, 137th, 140th and 149th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiments have been added to the database. Spelling errors in the original data have been noted.|
|Steve to Norman Hole||2017-01-17 11:49:57||Hi Norman....I couldn't find much more information on James in the Pennsylvania State Archives. Have you tried Ancestry.com ? That site has shipping data for many ports and James might be listed there. Also, that site has other information that may help. Have you tried the U.S. Archives ? Good luck in your search.|
|Norman Hole||2017-01-15 15:47:15||Hi Steve. great site.James Mckeogh (Mckeough) shown on this site as M'keogh wounded at Gaines Mill was my gr gr grandfather's brother. I've found a number of records to evidence this. He was born in Ireland and was a coal miner in county Durham England emigrating to the US sometime between 1854 and 1859. I'm trying to find a record of his death to see if it gives any clues to his origins in Ireland. He doesn't appear on any census but I have found 2 of his children in 1870 in Pennsylvania and another who appears to be born there in 1859 who is mentioned on his pension record and who died in a home for civil war wives. Any ideas where I can search next?|
|Steve to Keith Moylan||2017-01-09 23:36:27||Hi Keith.....thanks for letting me know about the other spelling of your second great grandfather. I'll add a note to his record the next time I update the database. Have you checked the 53rd Regimental history or the PA State Archives? |
|Keith Moylan||2017-01-06 17:11:12||Steve,
This is a great site. I searched for my 2nd great grandfather who was a Sgt and served with the Pa 53rd Regiment B Co. I noticed his name was misspelled as Moylin. Is there any other information you may have on him
|Steve M.||2016-11-14 13:39:25||The roster of the 78th New York Volunteer Infantry has been added to the database. Stephen Beebe's record has been edited too.|
|Steve M. to Steve Beebe||2016-10-11 10:23:37||I'll fix the spelling the next time I update the database. Thanks for the information on Stephen Hamilton Beebe.|
|Steve Beebe||2016-10-09 12:32:27||#23497 spelling is Stephen Hamilton Beebe. Enlisted 33 PA. Infantry, 4th Regiment, Company H.. POW at Mechanicsville, discharged 10-28-1862 Surgeons Certificate. Thank You.|
|Alyce Barry||2016-09-22 12:19:02||Dear Steve Maczuga,
My g-g-grandfather, John Barry, fought in the Civil War, and his 4 children grew up in a Soldier's Home in Uniontown, PA. He presumably died between June 1869 and March 1870 because his 4th child, my g-grandfather, appears in the US Census as born March 1870, son of John Barry of Ireland and Emma of Ohio.
The last time I devoted time to family geneaology was in the 1980s before the computer era, and I stopped because I couldn't find any further record of John. Today I found the pa-roots.com website and found quite a few John Barrys. I'm writing to ask if you might know of any resources that would help me figure out (a) if a veteran's children went to Uniontown, did it mean he fought in a PA regiment, and (b) if any documents have become available that would help me connect dots between one of these John Barrys in PA regiments to the man whose children went to Uniontown?|
|Steve||2016-09-19 15:28:25||The roster of the 125th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry has been added to the database.|
|Steve Maczuga to Steve Painter||2016-07-18 13:14:34||Thank you.|
|Steven Painter||2016-07-18 01:27:01||Steve, in looking through this site for an ancestor I noticed an error in the spelling of the last name which made my search rather difficult. Specifically, if you search the name "Humnmel" you get exactly two names. One of which, John, is my 2nd great grandfather. There should be no "n" in the name. The name "Hummel" is a german word meaning, "bumblebee," and is also a common german last name, while the word/name "humnmel" doesn't exist. Comparatively, there are dozens of "Hummels" in the regiment rolls from PA. Since "m" and "n" are juxtaposed on a keyboard, I'm assuming this is a typo, especially since the name is spelled correctly on the Gettysburg monument also on this site. I would appreciate if you could correct this typo and suggest that you also do this for the second "Humnmel" (Samuel) as that is certainly also a typo.
|Steve to Donna Ewald||2016-06-13 15:02:08||Thank you for finding a missing link. The 17th is now linked up on my page of regiments on the upper level of the Pennsylvania Monument at Gettysburg. George's name (or someone close to his spelling) does indeed appear to have been removed from the monument. Perhaps George was re-assigned to another post or ill during the battle of Gettysburg. Perhaps the NPS at Gettysburg could help you with that information.|
|Donna Ewald||2016-06-13 12:02:08||When I visited Gettysburg several years ago I went to the Pa State Monument and looked for my great-great grandfather George B Snively. He was from Franklin Co, Shady Grove, Pa, a couple of miles away. He was at Gettysburg. He was in the 17th Reg, PA Cav (162nd Volunteers), from Oct 18, 1862 to Aug 7, 1865. Upon finding the correct panel, much to my horror, I saw his name was scratched off the monument. At least I think it was his name since it was right where it would have been alphabetically. I was so happy to see your website and check my memory. However, the 17th Regiment of Cavalry does not seem to be on your website. It was also called the 2nd Pa Prov Cavalry, but I can't find that either. Is there a way to see that panel? His ID is 210021. I have his ceremonial discharge and he is listed as fighting at Gettysburg July 3, 1863. Thanks for any help!|
|Steve||2016-06-1 15:02:08||The roster of the 108th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry has been added to the database. Spelling errors have been corrected in main database.|