Facebook has proven to be a useful ancestry tool, because through it and the use of my maiden name, I have received contact from LOTS of relatives that I never knew.
One "new" cousin arranged through the VA to get a grave marker for her 2nd ggf (only a distant cuzn of mine), who died at the Battle of Griswoldville (GA) in November 1864. No body was recovered, and there is no record of his burial. His existence needed to be acknowledged for future kin to find and know that pieces of the family puzzle are falling into place. They are gone, but not forgotten.
The marker was placed next to his second wife, a son, and other relatives in the old church cemetery near Forsyth where many of our relatives worshiped so long ago.
There is a preserved battlefield park that my cousin visited and snapped this photo of a monument dedicated to all the Georgia men who died there. Many of them were our kin. Tom and Martha sent off their six boys to fight. Only one returned home.
Memorial Day is Monday, so now James Monroe Redding finally has his acknowledgement duly in place for us to remember: