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You can reach me at:  bradgottfried@yahoo.com

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  1. 1/4/16
    I am trying to find the burial place for my grate, grate grand farther that died of his words in the civil war. His name was William Edwin Dunn, a private in the Confederate army. The details we have he died on 8/15/1864 in a military hospital from wounds received at Vicksburg. His regiment was 21 George infantry, Company C. I hope you could lead in direction to finding where he is buried.
    Thanks for all your help. Best Regards Dan Dunn 19240 S.E Heuke Road Damascus, Oregon 97089 503-658-4299 Dan.dunn@comcast.net

  2. Brad, I don’t know if you remember me, but I’m the former director of North Montco who developed the Biotech program in the 1990s. I remember that you wrote some books about the civil war. I researched your work since I recently discovered that my Great Grandfather was involved in the battle of Gettysburg and wilderness battles. His name was John Kelley from Company A of the Connecticut 14th Infantry. He was promoted to Captain after Gettysburg and fought a total of 32 battles. My wife and I visited the farm he received from the government for his service.

    I found a book that was written by his commanding officer that details the 14th experiences in the war (History of the 14th, Charles Page) but I’d like to learn more about the Wilderness battles. I plan to take a look at your work on this subject.

    I hope all is well with you. I retired back in 2008 and am now involved in starting a winery in northern Pa. Mike Erwin

    • Wow! What a pleasant surprise, Mike. Yes, I certainly remember you. Glad to hear you are retired and doing well. I will take the plunge in June. You will enjoy Page’s book– as I recall, it is full of wonderful illustrations and it is one of the better regimentals. Please send me an email (bradgottfried@yahoo.com)– I can get you a copy of my Wilderness book at my cost, if you would like.

  3. My wife, son and I just returned from a trip to Fredericksburg. She has 3 great great great uncles who served in the war, all from different NJ regiments. We know where the 15th NJ was on the battlefield but even great detective work could not turn up the 27th’s location. A re-enactment group says the 27th was in the third wave at Mayres Heights. There seems to be a gap in the story. I wonder if you can possibly shed some light on this topic. They love your work at the Visitors Center!

    • Thanks for your question, Mike. The 27th New Jersey Infantry was in Christ’s Brigade (Burn’s Division of the IX Corps). If you have a copy of my Fredericksburg map book, you will see the brigade on page 199 (Map 17.1). The brigade crossed the Rappahannock River, but was never engaged in the fight for Marye’s Heights, instead remaining in a reserve capacity. That’s a good thing for your relatives as they got to live another day instead of falling in this very bloody battle.

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