I'm really impressed by the amount of help that people have received on this forum!I do hope that someone will be able to help me.
My g-g-grandfather, Max GEARY, is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Trenton, NJ.A headstone provided by the military just says:
Max Geary Co A US Inf. d. 3/26/1889
(The family provided a headstone later, but was told that this military stone had to remain there, too.)Family 'lore' says he served in the Mexican War, but I don't know if that's true.He was born about 1817 in Germany, so I guess he would be about the right age.
I'd like to send for his military records to help with my genealogy research (maybe an exact birth date, etc.), but I suspect that it would help to have more information than this to make the request.Can someone please look up this record for me?I'd be happy to do something in return - I'm in Philadelphia, PA, so please let me know if there's any info you need that's available here.