Did you know there is a Tomb of the Unknown Civil War Soldier.
posted on 01/18/2012 5:11:09 PM PST
Interesting. Thanks for posting.
God Bless Our Troops!
Nice collection...and I find it interesting that in the few handwritten notes on the postcards, the spelling was without error.
Try a similar comparison in today's world....so much for 'modern' publik education.
posted on 01/18/2012 6:10:27 PM PST
(Carterize Obama in November)
I love the irony of the Union attempt to slight Robert E. Lee by turning his farm into a cemetery which turned into the most hallowed ground in the nation.
posted on 01/18/2012 6:20:35 PM PST
I remember visiting a Civil War graveyard somewhere near Williamsburg. Many of the graves, a simple piece of flat stone in the ground, were marked "Unknown".
There were a bunch of unknowns back then. One could only imagine the heartbreak their mothers suffered.
posted on 01/18/2012 6:58:18 PM PST
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