You find the damndest things when you’re weeding out stuff before a move!
An Egyptomaniacal monument of a bibliophile in Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery.
#Confederate: very up-to-date symbolism!
A 4-year-old boy sculpted in a realistic Prussian military getup of Franco-Prussian War vintage on his tomb in KENTUCKY? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, people.
A ball to the shoulder was the beginning of the end for 1st Lieut. Lyman Nicholson at Gettysburg.
Julius Langbein’s mausoleum makes aggressive claims on his behalf. See a new appendix with additional evidence for social competition among veterans!
Grim nineteenth-century demographics mourned with grim saccharine verses.
A fireworks show does not clamor for our attention as much as this stone does!
Of the places I’ve been, none has Scranton’s variety of flags flying on private houses.
An interesting Civil War monument seen today in Damascus, PA.
Daniel Miles died of wounds received repulsing Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg.
Unusual stylized stone mortars decorate the monumental staircase of a GAR-reserved burial area in Flower Hill Cemetery in Binghamton, New York.
The monument of George Jago compels interest for its use of a popular song and its odd iconography.
Come stroll down charming Howard Street in Ocracoke, N.C.
A Union soldier dead in the final push to take Petersburg and end the war: seven days before Lee surrendered.
An exceptional building on the National Register in Scranton with extraordinary terra cotta.
Outstanding and informative private monuments erected for two Union Civil War veterans.
Charles Harris McPhail’s mourners drew on their classical education to commemorate him.
Given my propensity for finding a sermon under every stone, you’ll not be surprised to find a Confederate tomb in Richmond exemplifying Memorial Day 2020.
A meditation on how to deal with old monuments out of step with the times.