Hey everybody, the Hayfoot was out of town this weekend and a friend of mine came to our fair borough to hang out. Naturally we went to Green-Wood Cemetery on what turned out to be an unseasonably warm and humid afternoon. Here are a few pics.
One runs into Civil War veterans at every turn. I have always loved these Grand Army of the Republic markers, which are ubiquitous. The GAR was an extraordinarily influential lobbying group well into the 20th century.
This headstone is made of metal. It is the only one of its kind I have seen in the historic cemetery.
I look like I am channeling Rodin here.
This soldier was mortally wounded at First Bull Run and died in August 1861.
The detail on the headstone is magnificent, but sadly the marble has weathered considerably in the past century and a half. In a few short years the lettering will be gone. That is why the cemetery’s work laying new headstones is vital.
Samuel Chester Reid: Navy hero, designer of the United States flag
With vistas like these how could it not be a good day? And afterward it was back home for the lunch the Hayfoot had prepared for us before leaving town.
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