Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
|Reuben Henry McGee|
The farm remained in the McGee family for several decades after the war. Reuben eventually moved to Fredericksburg and died at the Soldiers Home in Richmond in 1922. The farm was later known as Ashley Farm, then Mullins Farm. In 2002, development of the area was planned, but apparently never took place. There is an article at http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2002/112002/11062002/780225/index_html?page=1 regarding the possible sale of the land. The Civil War Trust has worked to preserve battlefields and there are several acres in Chancellorsville that are a part of it. I haven't been able to find out if the McGee farm is part of that.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Happy Father's Day to my dad and all the fathers who came before us.
|Dad - Harry Rose|
|Grandfather - Robert Rose Sr.|
|Grandfather George Stanfill & children Joyce Sue & Eugene|
|Great-grandfather Elbert Gunn Rose & family|
|Great-grandfather Spann L. Fuller|
|Great-grandfather William Farl Stroud & family|
|Great-grandfather Jesse C. Stanfill & family|
|Great-great-grandfather Milton Stanfill & wife Rachel|
|Great-great-grandfather Alexander Dorsey|
Monday, June 10, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
|Men were paid $30 a month, $25 of which had to be sent home|
|An example of the mens dormitories|
PBS also had a documentary on The American Experience several years ago about the CCC http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/ccc/.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Sunday, June 2, 2013
I had the opportunity to visit Oakland Cemetery in downtown Atlanta yesterday. I was looking for some specific graves of non-family members; unfortunately, I didn't locate them. (the cemetery does provide you with maps and will find the grave you are looking for, however, the sections and lots are not marked within the actual cemetery. It's very large and that makes it hard to find anyone if you aren't familiar with the layout.) But I completely enjoyed just walking around and seeing the amazing statues, mausoleums and graves. And I'm going back in the fall, because walking around Oakland in the hot summer is not conducive to taking the whole thing in.
|Unknown Confederate Dead Monument|
|Grave of "Gone With the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell|