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Unpublished Roll of Honor at World Vital Records

World Vital Records has recently added the Unpublished Roll of Honor by Mark Hughes to its subscription site. This book is an addition to the 27 volume Roll of Honor (link leads to Nos. I - VI) compiled by the U.S. Quartermaster's Department 1865-1871. The first compilation was "a listing of the names of over 300,000 Union soldiers buried in national cemeteries, garrison cemeteries, soldiers' lots, and private graveyards, more than two-thirds of the men having been disinterred from their original burial sites on or near the various battlefields." [Description on website.] The Unpublished Roll of Honor includes "records of national cemeteries omitted from the original series, records of headstone requests (often for soldiers who were buried in private cemeteries), and records of post cemeteries that eluded the original compilers. All told, something like 8,500 men are listed here with (usually) their rank, company, and unit. The data is arrange

Great Great Grandpa Peavy's Application for an Artificial Arm

[This post was originally published at my Lincecum Lineage blog . Since the topic for the current Graveyard Rabbit Carnival is Veterans Memorials, I thought it would be nice to add to and highlight this post here at Southern Graves.] Michael Peavy was my great-great-grandfather. During the American Civil War, he fought with Company C, 54th Georgia (1862-1864). He lost his right arm from amputation 18 June 1864 at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia. Though you cannot tell it from his military gravestone, Grandpa survived the amputation. This is somewhat of a miracle, considering how many soldiers lost their lives from infections contracted during surgeries such as his. At the top of Michael Peavy's gravestone is an engraving of the Southern Cross of Honor . His service in the Confederate States Army is noted, but no birth or death dates are present. This is the only stone for Grandpa Peavy visible at his gravesite in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery; Washington County, Georgia

Relics of the Jackson Artillery

Macon Weekly Telegraph 22 January 1892 NOTES OF LOCAL INTEREST The Jackson Artillery! "Here is something I want every Confederate soldier in Macon to see, and every Federal for the matter of that." "I want them to see it because I want them to know that the daughter of an old Confederate, catching the inspiration from old war stories and these war relics, has combined natural genius with natural sentiment, and has painted these relics of the Jackson Artillery with an artist's brush and the spirit of a soldier's daughter." It was Captain Tom Massenburg who spoke. He stood before an oil painting of "Relics of the Jackson Artillery." Only a flag, dear to the Southerner's heart, torn by the pitiless storms of leaden hail that poured upon its folds as it waved proudly in the breeze at Murfreesboro, Chattanooga, Chicamauga, Missionary Ridge, Mobile or Atlanta. Only a bared sabre, whose jagged edge tells of something more real than the holiday exercis

Fumigating Done Free

Macon Weekly Telegraph , Georgia 9 February 1902

Millions of Southern State Death Records Published

I shared this earlier with the folks on Twitter , and thought I'd elaborate a little here. From 14 May 2009 Millions of Southern State Genealogical Records Published "FamilySearch announced May 14 it has published millions of records from Southern states to its rapidly growing, free online collection. The collection includes both digital images and indexes. Millions of death records from North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida were the most recent additions. Viewers can search the free collection on the Record Search pilot at (click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot)." Recent additions in the death records category: Alabama Statewide Deaths, 1908 to 1974 (index) Florida Deaths, 1877 to 1939 (index) Georgia Deaths, 1914 to 1927 North Carolina Deaths, 1906 to 1930 North Carolina, Davidson County Marriages and Deaths, 1867-1984 (digital images) South Carolina Deaths, 1915 to 1943 South Carolina Deaths, 1944 to 1955 (index)


Cynthia Logue Barrentine: Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Wife, Mother, and Friend. We lost my Aunt Cindy almost nine years ago, and, for me, it's still hard to think about her without longing to see her again. Hear her again. Hug her again... The topic for the upcoming Carnival of Genealogy is "Mothers." My first instinct, of course, was to write about my own mother. She raised me and taught me so much. In fact, she continues to raise and teach me! Not only as my mother, but now as my friend. However, I don't think my mother would mind that I was guided to her sister Cindy. I am constantly reminded that Cindy left behind a daughter. She's in high school now, and I cannot imagine how she must ache for her mother. This post, however, is from my point of view. And that is how I intend to tell you about Cindy. Cindy was one tough lady. The phrase, "cuss like a sailor," would fit her just fine. What was funny, though, was (as far as I could tell) she was the only

The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"

So I answered, "O Lord God, You know."

Again He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!' Thus says the Lord God to these bones: 'Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live...'" (Ezekiel 37:1-5, NKJV)