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Burke Connection
By Tim Peterson
March 11, 2016

When Col. Blake Meyers’ (U.S. Army, ret.) mother and grandmother died, he inherited boxes of family records that no one had ever taken the time to archive, much less even go through and organize.

“Nobody else wanted it,” Meyers said. The Burke resident took the boxes on and endeavored to get their contents straight, becoming a family historian in the highly methodical process. As a Civil War history buff, he was particularly interested in finding out more about his three great-great-grandfathers, who Meyers said all served in the Confederate Army.

“Just putting together the stories of their service,” Meyers said, “Two were from the Shenandoah Valley and served in 11th Virginia Cavalry, another was down in Lynchburg in the 11th Virginia infantry (read more).