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!
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.
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.
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.
Fourteen good portraits from Arlington National Cemetery.
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 …
George E. Lemon monument, Rock Creek Cemetery. Photo: author. I suppose you would probably guess that there were trade journals for granite and marble suppliers and cutters in the great age of public art in this country, from about 1890 to 1930. One such journal, The Monumental News, celebrated the above George E. Lemon monument …
Despite our Baltimore destination, our journey begins in Washington, D.C. If you live in or have visited Washington, you may have seen Montgomery Meigs’ Pension Building, now the National Building Museum. Built from 1882 to 1887, this magnificent structure is one of the few utilitarian American Victorian buildings which can stand up against the finest …