Dear genealogists everywhere, it's Saturday Night! Time for some Genealogy FUN.
Is the bloom off of the Genea-Rose here? There has been very poor participation in SNGF the last two weeks, likely because the tasks were too hard or too esoteric. I'll try to fix that this week!
Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it, is to:
1) To celebrate Veterans Day, pick one of your ancestors or relatives with a military record and a gravestone.
2) Tell us about your ancestor's military service.
3) Tell us about your ancestor's gravestone - where is it, what is the inscription, when were you last there? Show us a picture of it if you have one available.
4) Write your own blog post about this ancestor and his gravestone, or share it in a Comment to this blog post, in a status line on Facebook, or in a Google Plus Stream post.
I'm going to use my second-great-grandfather, Isaac Seaver (1823-1901), who served in Company H, 4th Regiment of Massachusetts Heavy Artillery during the Civil War. He mustered in on 10 August 1864 as a Private. The summary of the Regiment's service is short:
"...The several companies left the state in three detachments about the middle of Sept., 1864, and were stationed on garrison duty in the defenses of Washington during their entire term of service. The regiment was mustered out of service June 17, 1865."
Isaac is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Leominster, Massachusetts with his first wife, his second wife, one son and one daughter. Here are photographs of his gravestone:
The gravestone inscription is: