Re: [ClappCemetery] Fw: Clapp's Factory Cemetery
- Kemis, this is wonderful!! I don't know when I'll be able to work actively
on this project again. As you know, Earl was in the hospital in July and was
very ill. He came home after a week, but got weaker and weaker and was back in
the hospital two weeks ago for over a week. The doctors have told both him
and me that he is a very sick man (not that they had to tell me - it was
obvious). He won't get better according to the doctors, but will get weaker and
weaker. It doesn't look good for him at all. He has congestive heart failure,
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, and has brain damage possibly
caused from strokes and/or the aging process which has affected his ability
to reason, to think and to use his lower extremities.
Whatever the group decides will be fine with me and I will support it as I
Keep us in your prayers.
In a message dated 11/16/2003 11:28:26 AM Eastern Standard Time,
Hello. A group of men from our camp went to the cemetery today. It was a
pleasant day to be in the outdoors. We found the marker of JF Cain by the trail
and have a general idea of the dimensions. We are looking forward to working
with your group on this project. Can we meet this month for a planning
Meanwhile, there are some questions that we could not answer from our
inspection tour. Can you give us some guidance on the following:
1. Is there a survey or other document that specifies the boundaries of the
cemetery? What about the location of graves; is there a good source to
2. While we want to support this project generally for the good of the
community, the fact that motivates us is the idea that there are graves of veterans
on site. Do you know what documentation there is about the number, identity,
and location of soldier's graves?
3. What is the arrangement with Georgia Power? Do they own or lease the
land? What kind of permission is necessary before continuing physical
Our next camp meeting is Dec 4. If we could meet before then, it would be
possible to inform our members about a schedule of work and make the necessary
preparations for equipment and manpower
Thank you for the opportunity to work on this special project.
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