- Apr 11, 2016
- NE Georgia - SC
My great great great Uncle was a Private with Company H 11th Georgia Infantry he enlisted in March of 1862. He died from Smallpox in May of 1862 in Richmond Virginia. For almost a 100 yrs this was all that was known. I was told the family had tried to locate his remains but with no luck. I had always wondered growing up what happened to James's remains. A few years ago I located his burial spot in the Soldier Section where he had an unmarked grave at Hollywood Cemetery. I would visit his grave every time I would travel to Washington DC. I would always pay my respects to my uncle knowing he had done his duty. I recently found out the Richmond SCV put him up a marker I am so happy about this. I also found out they are dedicating his grave in October of this year. This means a lot to me I wanted to share this with the site.