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.
An astounding plot in Durham’s Maplewood Cemetery with three monumental axes.
Fourteen good portraits from Arlington National Cemetery.
JAMES WILLIAM FOSTER monument, Union Cemetery, Leesburg, VA. Photo of the JAMES WILLIAM FOSTER monument: author. That was JAMES WILLIAM FOSTER, in case you missed it. Often you can’t know who is responsible for the text on a funerary monument. Sometimes a shrewd guess is possible, such as when the monument antedates the subject’s death; […]
Imagines duo (1, 2) subiunxi monumenti sacri mortuis in illo bello saevo ferocique quod inter se gesserunt cives Americani annos 1861-1865. Imago 1. Monumentum mortuis ignotis Terrae Mariae qui bello civili ceciderunt dedicatum. Facies septentrionalis. Loudon Park National Cemetery, Baltimore, MD. Photo: HABS/HAER/HALS surveys (HALS MD-5). Public domain. Library of Congress. Imago 2. Monumentum mortuis […]