About & Terms of Use

Welcome! If you have arrived here, you are probably looking for information about your ancestor’s Civil War service. If you have been looking for very long, you have probably already discovered that there is very little compiled information available.

My connection to the 16th Georgia is through my husband. His gg grandfather, Pvt. William Walker Fitts, served in Company D “Danielsville Guard” and was killed at the Bloody Angle at the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse. When I attempted to gather information on my husband’s ancestor, I realized that the resources are few and compiled information is virtually non-existent. I hope to share some of the information I have gathered in this blog.

I have worked at gathering this information for over seven years. ALL PHOTOS and ARTICLES, unless otherwise stated, are the physical and intellectual property of Laura Elliott and may not be used without prior authorization and link back to this website.Please obtain permission before using these materials (articles, photographs, stories, documents, etc.). Please email me and I will be happy to help you further. I appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Please feel free to leave comments and, by all means, submit info about your ancestor! You can contact me by posting a comment or by email at lelliott19@aol.com.

Thanks for visiting and come back soon.

3 thoughts on “About & Terms of Use

  1. Hi Laura,
    I’m not very good at navigating this site yet. I did post a request somewhere…not sure where it ended up….for your permission to use the 73rd New York Reunion photo in a shadow box I’m putting together to honor my GG Grandfather’s memory.
    Please let me know if that’s ok. It’s just for personal use in my home. Thank you again for all your help. I really appreciate it.
    Kind regards,


  2. Thank you for the site.
    I have a 16th Reg cover,with three colors, unit flag, and brief poem. The letter inside is long gone. The letter was from Abner Wills, listed above, to James H Wills. Abner Wills is listed above. James Wills and Abner Wills were first cousins. James died at Vicksburg. James Wills was my gggrand father.
    Would you life to post a picture? I have never seen another.


  3. Hi Laura,
    I read your article on Daniel Blackburn about his amazing story from being enslaved and then being freed after 77 years. It is good that you brought this important part of history to light. I am actually a decendent of Absalom Bostick through his daughter Benthina Bostick Hampton. I came upon the article from trying to look up anything on Shoe Buckle Plantation if it was still standing today or not.

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