Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Taphophile Tragics

These three Civil War era graves are located in Old City Cemetery near downtown. This cemetery was established in 1829 and is the oldest public cemetery in Tallahassee. Only the marker in the front of the picture bears the name of the person buried here, while the others are simply marked "C.S.A." which stands for Confederate States of America. There is a section on the opposite side of the cemetery where Union soldiers are buried. To see more interesting cemetery pictures, visit Taphophile Tragics.

9 comments:

SRQ said...

Very interesting. I would have wondered about 'C.S.A.' -- thanks for the explanation. Sounds like this cemetery has a lot of history.

Randy said...

It's still in great shape.

Sylvia K said...

Such a great, historical site and a wonderful, interesting capture for the day, Lois! Thanks for sharing! Hope your week is going well!

Lois Evensen said...

Interesting. We saw a great documentary on History Channel - or similar - about trying to identify the soldiers after the Civil War. What a job. Many were buried in mass graves simply because of volume. But, many were identified so that they relatives knew where they were.

Jim said...

Great.

Nicola Carpenter said...

I wonder why the others are not named. Could it be that they had no idea who they were? Very unusual. Fantastic picture.

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Jack said...

Interesting that, even in death, the Confederate and Union soldiers were separated.

VioletSky said...

There must have been many unidentified soldiers from this war. And from some research I have done, many used fake names as they were not possibly escaping some indiscretion from their other life. In the end it may not have been worth the escape (in a personal way)

gregory urbano said...

very interesting historically