Sunday, November 16, 2014

Historical Gravestone


Recently because of Armistice Day there have been a number of war memorials on CDP.  While visiting a cemetery today I noticed the cannon and then the Civil War monument. It was too snowy and cold to get out of the car to investigate, but I am unaware of many cemetery headstones for this period of history.around here.

When I checked the Minnesota Historical site this is what I found:

The Civil War holds a pivotal place in the history of the United States. Citizens of the new state of Minnesota were a major part of the national story, from being the first state to offer troops through their dramatic role at Gettysburg to Appomattox and beyond -

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ADDED LATER: Inquiring minds wanted to know, so I looked it up--
The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army, US Navy, Marines and Revenue Cutter Service who served in the American Civil War. Founded in 1866 in Decatur, Illinois, it was dissolved in 1956 when its last member died. Linking men through their experience of the war, the GAR became among the first organized advocacy groups in American politics, supporting voting rights for black veterans, lobbying the US Congress to establish veterans' pensions, and supporting Republican political candidates. Its peak membership, at more than 490,000, was in 1890, a high point of Civil War commemorative ceremonies. It was succeeded by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), composed of male descendants of Union veterans.

20 comments:

  1. You already have snow. It really transforms all the memorials.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  2. I have to admit I would NEVER have guessed Minnesota was a state during the Civil War. I just learned something new!

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  3. My favorite is the cannon 'shot'. You've got more snow then us for sure.

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  4. I can't believe it's snowing Kate, what happened to your autumn! This is one of the nicest things about blogging, you learn new things every day!

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  5. It looks so cold with the gray sky and snow on the ground. That is quite a monument.

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  6. I have read about Albert Woolson....the oldest living civil war soldier. He was from Minn.

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  7. I do like that photo of the snow-covered cannon! Thanks for sharing, Kate.

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  8. The snowy shots are very pretty but it is hard for this desert rat to realize that you have snow already.

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  9. It's a beautiful statue and the snow and bare trees accentuate the sadness...

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  10. The cemetery looks tranquil and lovely in the snow, Kate. Beautiful images.

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  11. You have managed to make lovely photos from the now mostly brown and white landscape. (And I owe you an email message!).

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  12. These are wonderful shots...they make the best of your snow. It may be that I have a cold & the foggy brain that goes with it, but I haven't figured out what "G.A.R." on that first monument stands for.

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  13. The snow makes it even more impressive.

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  14. The snow does add a nice touch.

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  15. Snow does add something to both of these fine shots. But, not enough to make me want to head up to snow country.

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  16. very interesting Kate,
    and I see the snow started already up there !!! have a nice week , saluti

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  17. Beautiful photograph....and I can 'hear' the stillness. Don't know what G.A.R. is either. Do you?

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  18. Great photos! Wisconsin, of course played a prominent role in the Civil War, from the famed Iron Brigade to Gen. Harnden, who captured Jefferson Davis. There are numerous Civil War graves at Forest Hill Cemetery, including the northern-most Confederate graveyard. When we were kids, my sisters and I loved to visit the GAR museum at the Wis state capitol, which moved to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum when it opened in 1993. I'm glad I visited Forest Hill a couple weeks ago, while the weather was still decent. It was hard enough finding some of the older graves under the fall leaves without factoring snow into the equation.

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  19. very pretty!
    and you got snow!!! i want snow too!

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