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Charlottesville, Va allots money to African/American cemetery.

Discussion in 'Post Civil War History, The Reconstruction Period' started by Yankeedave, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. Yankeedave

    Yankeedave 2nd Lieutenant

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    Charlottesville, Va has allocated $80,000 to save a black cemetery. Initially a contingent of ladies had the area mowed. The city then showed up and erected a sign for "The Daughter's of Zion" and their ancestors. Recently ground perpetrating radar was ran across the place. Results show more bodies than stones, and some bodies stacked. Both are common in all u.s. cemeteries. Below is the "Daughter's of Zion" Cemetery.
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    CMWinkler Brigadier General Moderator Forum Host

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    Historic cemeteries deserve to be protected.
     
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    I agree. I further agree that it is common to have more burials than would be indicated by stone monuments in many, MANY cemeteries.
     
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    CMWinkler Brigadier General Moderator Forum Host

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    Absolutely true. The black portion of the Gallatin City Cemetery has relatively few stones. We are in the process of working with the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University to do a preservation plan and ground penetrating radar, etc., on the historic portion of the cemetery. Our SCV Camp is preparing to erect an informational kiosk showing all veterans of all wars in the historic section. We have veterans from the Revolution through the Cold War in the historic section.
     
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    Yankeedave 2nd Lieutenant

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    As a local taxpayer i feel it is good. There may be future costs that i don't think will be a problem. I doubt those funds will be needed but anyway.
     

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