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Regtl. Quartermaster Chickamauga 2018 Vicksburg 2019
- Jul 21, 2015
On Saturday, I made a quick daytrip to Waco to visit my son and grandson and spend a few hours with them. The planned route took me through Groesbeck in Limestone County, Texas. The last time I went through there on January 2, 2021, I stopped at Hogan Cemetery near Groesbeck. On the way there I passed right by Lost Prairie Cemetery. I didn't know it was there but I saw the historical marker, noted the name and looked it up in FindAGrave and bookmarked it. I think I scrolled through the FindAGrave memorials the next day, wrote down the Civil War veterans buried there and decided to stop there on my next trip to Waco. With a name like "Lost Prairie Cemetery" and a Historical Marker, it begged for a visit from me anyway. It's about a 2.5 hours straight drive from my house. I left at 5:15am and stopped once on the way. Put a lotta miles behind me before the sun was even up. Patchy fog and morning clouds at sunrise and awhile afterwards. My first picture shows that I got there about 8am. The picture above was taken a little over an hour later after the skies cleared. I was really excited to go there. From the road that Saturday in January and the pictures at FindAGrave, it looked beautiful.