memorial day

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  1. lelliott19

    Re-dedication of Headstones at Yorktown National Cemetery: Four Soldiers Unknown No Longer

    Suffolk resident and senior vice commander of the local Sons of Union Veterans camp, Thomas Grund, Jr., spent months working to identify four soldiers who, for decades, had lain under tombstones marked "Unknown". The park service reviewed the claims and agreed that Grund's conclusions were...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    Remembering Our Fallen, Your Ancestor On Memorial Day

    Using Becker's eye witness image from November, 1863. The National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Adams County Pennsylvania was dedicated before all those fallen the previous July could be interred there. Men were still dying elsewhere and violent death continued for another full year plus. We laid...
  3. Belle Montgomery

    Discussion Memorial Day has history stemming back to Civil War

    Union veterans of the American Civil War organized the G.K. Warren Post of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) at East Tawas during the early 1880s. For years GAR “old soldiers” held Memorial Day tires at veterans’ cemeteries and veterans of succeeding wars have carried on the tradition...
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    Memorial Day Where Those Who Came Home, Remembered, Tamaqua, PA, 1910

    Tamaqua, Pennsylvania's GAR Memorial Day Parade, one of their veterans bringing up the rear ranks. Circa 1910, an astonishing number of Civil War veterans from the astonishing number Schuylkill County sent to the war, were alive. And ensured the next generations remembered the fallen. Lost at...
  5. SWMODave

    They... endured the same perils as their brethren of the Silent Host

    "Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life." This is the ultimate test of devotion to friend, home, cause, or country. The soldiers who fought in the Civil War, in the contending forces of either side, rendered to God and humanity this final and most sacred pledge of...
  6. JPK Huson 1863

    A Mother's Heart Buried At Mound City; Times Seven, Times Infinity

    Children played at being soldiers while mothers' hearts sank. Men in suits shook fists at each other as War crept closer, lapping doorsteps- and into families, like the vilest kidnapper of them all. Nurse A.H. Hoge, at Mound City couldn't keep up with the sheer scope of tragic vignettes. I...
  7. 18thVirginia

    On Memorial Day

    we honor the memory of those who fell under the flags of this nation. Today, I'd also like to salute the women who sewed those flags: Philadelphia Betsy Ross Flag Shop - Navy Yard Women sewing flags in factory, Margaret Bourke-White I realize that some of these are from later than...
  8. 1stMN

    Memorial Day photos

  9. Cavalry Charger

    Representation of Regimental flags for Memorial Day

    This thread is for people to post representations of Regimental flags in honour of Memorial Day. I will start with the two Regimental flags my Union Captain served under: 8th NY Cavalry.In memory of James A. Sayles, Captain.
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