Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday
Resting under Moss and Trees

I spent a few minutes in the Grand Gulf Military State Park Cemetery on a hot, high humidity Mississippi afternoon. There are six Union soldiers buried in the cemetery, five who were from Colored Regiments. I wanted to find one of their headstones but was too eager to get back in the air conditioned vehicle.

The cemetery is filled with trees, some with moss hanging from the limbs, a peaceful setting. The first burial was in 1822, the last in 1954.

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  1. The cemetery looks so peaceful. I really like the picture with the sunlight filtering through the moss on the trees.

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    1. It was peaceful. The cemetery had stone benches for you to contemplate.

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