Who has a Civil War profile that you’d like to showcase?

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It’s time to show off those Civil War profiles, space pages and and other work you have been doing in the Civil War Project! please post a link to your Civil War profile or space page in an answer below and tell us a little about it.  I know Civil War Project Members have been working hard!



in Requests for Project Volunteers by Paula J G2G6 Pilot (250k points)
Woodlawn Cem. in Elmira NY where the POWs were buried is 5 mins from me

You live really close to Woodlawn, Barry. I have a few Civil War veterans buried there and in the mass grave at Elmira. Elmira has an interesting connection to North Carolina:


Amy what a wonderful photo of William Rufus Barlow. I had some ancestors die at Elmira also. I don’t know if you saw the link about Tar Heels at Elmira but I think their distinction was due to their numbers there, mostly due to the Battle of the Crater. The 22nd SC was almost completely wiped out there as well and the remainder taken prisoner. It’s hard to escape when you’re unconscious from an explosion.
I visited the POW graves a few times, know about the once prison as well. The prisoners were all treated bad like all the other prison camps were, local shop keepers wanted to donate food to the pows but the commender of the fort refused it.  It was an ex slave that lived in Elmira that took it on his own to see the body's were properly buried and try to notify the next of kin. My two gt grandfathers died in the war fighting for the south, John Driggers 1818-1864 died at Adams Run SC, and Roberson Driggers 1820-1865 died at Point Lookout with his brother after their Reg, 11th, Co. C., SCV were captured Feb 20th 1865 in Town Creek, N.C.
Here at Woodlawn they do have markers, when the weather gets better I can see if your ancestor is there and take a photo if you wish?
My great-great grandfather, Alan Wiley Prather, served in the Civil War on the Union side from the state of Indiana.  He was a lawyer at the age of 23 and was a Lutenant colonel in the Civil War.  He is buried in Arlington Cemetery.
My most noteworthy Confederate soldier is Cullen Nowell who was a guerilla at 60 years of age and died at Johnson's Island, even though he was not an officer.   He is on a Memorial marker there.  I'm also sending the profiles of three of his other sons, two of which died in the war.

Nowell-346,   Nowell-332,   Nowell 363,   & Nowell-367

I will try to send you more lines later.
I would like to join the project I have been adding stickers to those that I run across for quite a while now. Might as well make it official.

Eileen, please respond to this thread...


They'll get you set up.

Thanks for your interest.

Very impressive individual! Thanks for all the hard work putting together his profile. The military timeline and the color coding with note make an awesome presentation.
Col. Pinkney Lugenbeel was an impressive individual! Thanks for all the hard work putting together his profile. The military timeline and the color coding with notes make an awesome presentation.

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2nd GGF Daniel Piper-1626

His son Mahlon Piper-1632

Thanks, Dave

by Dave Bendt G2G Crew (560 points)
Dave, are you wanting to volunteer for the CW project?
Yes, whatever I can do to help
I'll make sure the leaders know.   Thank you!!!

He Dave, and thanks for your interest in the project. If you will answer this G2G posting, we'll get you in...


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I have three good profiles on my maternal and paternal side not sure if they meet your criteria but here is my paternal French Great great grandfather Joseph Simpier 81st New York Company F who served in place of a rich man who paid him to take his place under an Alias https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Simpier-7

Also my maternal side 3rd Great grandfather John C. Gibbs 106th New York Company H who fought at Battle of Monocacy was wounded fighting against Confederate General Jubal Early see him here https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gibbs-4799 he also married his brothers widow an amazing story of survival as his two other brothers George and James also served 

Also one more is on my paternal side my 3rd Great grandfather George William Trombly Sr. 9th New York Calvary Company M https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Trombly-415 he was captured at Haymarket Virginia apparently he deserted and surrendered  under presidents proclamation and mustered out, etc. great story also

by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (293k points)
edited by Andrew Simpier
Great!, thank you Andrew

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If we haven't gotten to your CW person yet, WE will. Paula took a couple personal days and I'm playing catch-up.
by Lynette Jester G2G6 Mach 6 (67.9k points)
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Charles Z .Shearin. He was only 17 when he enlisted.Killed coming home. Shearin-221
by Teresa Davis G2G6 Mach 4 (42.6k points)
Teresa, I finally got to check him out.  Thank you.
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Martin Van Buren Evans

I just started working on this one this week, so its certainly not ready to be showcased just yet.  Hoping to finish work on it this weekend.  I ran across him by accident during research of another individual, he's no relation to me.  Was taken prisoner and survived Andersonville.

by Sondra Marshall G2G6 Mach 3 (30.4k points)
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I found another civil war Veteran in the family. 



by Billie Keaffaber G2G6 Mach 2 (21.6k points)
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My great-great grandfather, Thomas C Whittingham, came from Middlesex, England in 1861. It has been said that he signed right up in the Civil War. (I have yet to find out exactly when he did come to America, but it was between April 1861 when the England census took place and August 1861 when he joined the war.)

He mustered in on August 19, 1861 as a Private in Company I, 110th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.


Missy smiley

by Missy Berryann G2G6 Pilot (135k points)
Thanks everyone! So many great profiles! If any of you are not already a member of the Civil War project, I invite you to join. Most members start by working on their own ancestors. If that is all you want to do, that’s perfectly fine. If you become interested in a certain topic such as a particular unit or battle, you can do things connected to that. I started out being interested in how the war affected entire families and even whole communities because I come from a small southern town.  Members of this project are very helpful.
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When talking civil war in West Virginia and Virginia you won’t miss this civilian aka spy in civil war history. I think her story more complicated though. 


found neat video on area and mentions her some in it. 



I also found some questions this has documentation on her and hubby. 



by Billie Keaffaber G2G6 Mach 2 (21.6k points)
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I would love for you all to visit the profile of Francis Morrison IV that I have just completed. I’m not good with inline citations yet but I do have many sources for him. He was wounded three time and has received the Congressional Medal of Honor. He is also my 2nd cousin 4x removed. Thank you!

by Laurie Olsson G2G3 (3.3k points)
edited by Laurie Olsson

One too many 6s in there, Laurie.   (Mark of the beast, hmmm.....)  

This is Francis.

Yes Melanie .. thank you, that is Francis! Guess I’m a bit too shaky in the morning, lol?! Maybe more coffee

surprise MORE coffee?   Maybe the coffee was the problem! cheeky

(Well, unless you have a cantankerous keyboard that does what it wants, not what you want - just as mine eliminates spaces, or adds them in the middle of words, and duplicates numbers (not usually letters, just numbers).)

Lol, Melanie … let’s just give the Cantankerous Keyboards the “666” award then! I’m keeping my coffee!!
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I have a great grandfather that was in the Civil War.  His name was James Edward Kinyoun. (May 11,1835-March 12, 1931).  He died in California but is buried in Nebraska where I live.
by Bonnie Biester G2G1 (1.1k points)
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This is my husband's Civil War ancestor. We both have other ancestors who fought, but Captain William J. Dougherty is who I have I spent the most work on so far.

by Susan Dougherty G2G4 (4.8k points)

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