|Photo by Midge Frazel, 2009|
"Christ is the anchor of my Hope"
|Close up of the anchor symbol, photo by Midge Frazel, 2009|
So, this anchor-cross, the words about his christian life and the title of Capt. are three separate pieces of evidence in this case.
Capt./ Horatio N. Fish/died/ April 25, 1863./Aged 63 Years./ A loving, kind and exemplary husband/ An indulgent and truly beloved parent./ A worthy and a christian man,/ For many years an officer in the Church of Christ./
Keister, Douglas. Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography. Gibbs Smith Publisher, Salt Lake City. 2004. (available in hardcover and Kindle and nook electronic formats)
Lower Mystic Cemetery (also known as Fishtown Cemetery) is located in West Mystic, New London, CT [Find a Grave]