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Can you tell me more? I am collecting short Biographies on each soldier from an Alabama unit to be displayed on the Soldier Roots pages. With each Bio, I will display the Email address of the contributor or contributors as source/contacts for other researchers. Send the following information to me, Carolyn Golowka.
Items needed for Bio, but will take anything I can get:
- Soldiers birth and death dates with locations and burial location.
- Soldiers parents names and birth and death dates with locations and burial location
- Spouses name and birth and death dates with locations and burial location
- Childrens names and birth and death dates with locations and burial location
- Military Records
ADAH stands for the Alabama Department of Archives and History. ADAH is linked to the Civil War Service Database, which is a treasure trove for Alabama Civil War researchers. For more information about this database, click here
CWSS stands for the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, which is the National Parks Service's database with 6.3 million names of those who served in the Civil War, both Union and Confederate. For more information on this database, click here.
Some Civil War veterans eventually lived the last part of their lives in the Mountain Creek Soldiers Home in Chilton County, Alabama. A list of some of its residents from 1901 to October 1933 can be found by clicking here.
Confederate Memorial Park is located in Southeast Chilton County and is administered by the Alabama Historical Commission. Confederate Memorial Park was the site of Alabama's only Confederate veterans home (Mountain Creek Soldiers Home). The facility was in operation from 1902 to 1939 for the care of elderly veterans and their wives and widows. Of the many hundreds who resided at the facility, 313 were buried in one of the two cemeteries located at this site. Cemetery #1 is the original cemetery, and was used from 1902 to 1911, when Cemetery #2 was opened.
VADEN, W (Private, Company F, 11th Alabama (Forrest's) Captured: October 21, 1863 Iuka, Mississippi; Died April 7, 1864 Pneumonia at Alton Federal Military Prison Illinois Buried: State Ground Cemetery, North Alton Illinois.
VAIL, John Calvin (Company E, 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland
VAN PELT, A. C. (Private, Clanton's Alabama Cavalry) Buried in the Ebenezer Cemetery, Pigeon Creek, Butler County, Alabama Source: Ebenezer Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama
VARNON, Francis Marion (Private, Company D, 10th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Enlisted June 1861, born January 5, 1841, the son of Lewis & Mary Ann Reid Varnon; furloughed near Appomattoxx Court House, Virginia; paroled after the end of the war at Burkeville Junction along with about 225 remaining members of his unit; died December 25, 1936 at Milport, Lamar County, Alabama. Married Sara Ann Griffin (born December 12, 1845, died December 5, 1926); their known children were Henry D., May B., Ann, Francis, John, Cornelia and Lula. Sources: ADAH; Jake Gilliam
VARNUM, A. D. (Private, Company I, 46th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Aaron Daniel Varnum of Henry County Alabama and died at Bean Station (Tazewell) Tennessee. Source: Andy Hughes
VEAZEY, James T. (Private, Company B, 61st Alabama Infantry Regiment). Born July 8, 1848 in Butler County and died June 15, 1865; captured October 1864 at Cedar Creek, Virginia; paroled at Point Lookout, Maryland. Source: Wesley F. Veazey
VEAZEY, Samuel D. (Private, Company B, 61st Alabama Infantry Regiment) b. April 19, 1845 in Butler County, Alabama and died October 24, 1926 and buried Veasey's Chapel Cemetery, northeast of Rose Hill, Covington County, Alabama.; enlisted April 1863 at Montgomery Alabama; paroled April 26, 1865 at Lynchburg, Virginia; Source: Wesley F. Veazey
VICKORY, John D (Private, Company K, 2nd Alabama) Captured: / / ; Died January 7, 1864 ? at Alton Federal Military Prison Illinois
VINES, Chesley D., (Private, Company E, 61st Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died March 20, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1575 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
VINES, William Henry, (Private, Company F, 1st Battalion Alabama Artillery) Died December 02, 1864 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1006 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
VINSON, J. B., (Private, Company F, 1st Battalion Alabama Artillery) Died November 29, 1864 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 986 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
VINSON, P. J., (Private, Company F, 1st Battalion Alabama Artillery) Died January 06, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1253 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
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