Friday, May 08, 2009

Civil War Monument

Civil War Monument
Originally uploaded by midgefrazel
Graveyard Rabbits Carnival June 2009 "Veterans' Memorials"

Here in New England, graveyards are filled with patriots from every war. Many are single graves with some indication of who they were and how they served. This past weekend, I found some memorial plaques placed there by the DAR to memorialize patriots that must be buried in unmarked graves. I plan to look them up and write about them in a later post.

This Civil War Memorial towers above the other monuments in the Mount Prospect Cemetery in Bridgewater, MA. I trudged up the hill to take a closer look and marveled at the stark beauty and simplicity of this monument. So many people suffered in this awful war.

"The Unknown Dead of the Civil War 1861-1865" is the only inscription.

I have located two [James Albert Barber] and [Joseph Schofield] of the three graves of my 2nd great grandfathers who served. The third [Charles Turner Evans] must be buried in North Adams or Adams, MA and I am still looking for someone who lives nearby to locate his grave for me.

I dedicate this blog post to my friend Robert Grandchamp who is working hard to preserve the memories, people and events of the Civil War in my home state of Rhode Island. Robert is a very special person.


Dorene from Ohio said...

A beautiful photo of the monument!

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Midge, you're right, the simplicity of this monument is very striking. I appreciate all of our veterans and their service, and your dedication of the post to Mr. Grandchamp is very well deserved, I am sure. Thanks for the touching photos and your great post.