Thursday, April 12, 2012
A Fallen Civil War Stone
April 12 marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War with the firing on Fort Sumter.
The Albany Rural Cemetery is the final resting place to hundreds of Union soldiers, as well as several Confederate veterans.
Many of the Cemetery's Civil War burials feature headstones with such military and patriotic emblems as swords, flags, shields, cannons, and soldier's caps. This fallen stone, its inscription now worn and illegible, is very typical of those monuments.
For previous Civil War posts, click here.