Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday ~ A Civil War Soldier and his Wife

These tombstones were photographed at Dodge's Row Cemetery in Beverly, Massachusetts.


(left)
IN MEMORY OF
CHARLES H. HENDERSON
18TH CORPS  40TH REG
                CO. K.M.V. M.
BORN APR. 30, 1828
HIS BODY LIES IN AN
UNKNOWN GRAVE ON THE
FIELD OF VALOR WHERE
HE FELL IN DEFENSE OF
THE UNION
AT OLUSTEE, FLA.
FEB 20, 1864


(right)
MARY ANN BABCOCK
HIS WIFE
AUG 2, 1830              
              JULY 29, 1915
HER REST IS QUIET
           ON THE HILL
BENEATH THE LOCUSTS
                     ASLEEP
FAR OFF HER HUSBAND
            SLEEPS AS STILL
WITHIN HIS UNKNOWN TOMB.


for more about the Battle of Olustee, Florida:


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ A Civil War Soldier and his Wife", Nutfield Genealogy, posted May 3, 2016,  (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/05/tombstone-tuesday-civil-war-soldier-and.html: accessed [access date]).

2 comments:

  1. This is a great post, Heather. I'm surprised we don't see more of these for soldiers. I also wonder if, with the increase in cremations, we won't start seeing inscriptions on a family stone listing the places where loved ones ashes were spread. Sure would save us genealogists years of hunting for the burial sites of people who weren't buried. Family historians, please keep records of your family members who weren't buried and record why (died in battle, lost at sea, etc.) and if cremated, where the ashes were spread.

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    1. I have an ancestor, Edwin Healey, with a government issued Civil War tombstone in Beverly's Central Cemetery that doesn't say anything about his being lost at sea. I suppose not every stone tells the complete story (the government issued military stones only have names and dates).

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