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Hello from Macon, GA

Discussion in 'New Recruits Meet & Greet Area' started by rtrkrswfe, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. rtrkrswfe

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    I'm Renee and I stumbled across this site and thought it looked interesting. I've been doing genealogy and am the 4th great-granddaughter of Jeremiah Paul who was captured and taken to Point Lookout, MD where he became sick just as the war ended and died there. He was buried in the camp but when the river flooded, his grave was washed up, along with about 2200 other men. Two guys were paid to pick up body parts so limbs were put into a box, torsos in a box and heads in a box and then all 2200 were buried in a mass grave. My 4x great grandfather's name is on the front of the monument about four up from the bottom. Sadly, his family never knew this and thought that he simply deserted them when he left to go to war.

    Renee Sullivan
     

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    GADivision flag.gif Welcome from your neighbor in NE Ga.
     
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    Welcome to CivilWarTalk and thanks for sharing that story with us. Sad for his family and all the families who never knew what happened to their loved ones.
     
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    Helo Renee.

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    Welcome from Minnesota. "Talk about losing one's head"
     
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    Welcome to the forum Renee.

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    Welcome from Idaho. When your family met with God, they found the truth.
     
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    Gee, I thought I responded to this a moment ago, but, if my response got lost, I just want to welcome you from Missouri.
     
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    thank you
     
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