Friday, July 4, 2014
Henry M. Galpin
Despite those wounds, he survived the war. He died on March 9, 1871 of consumption. He was thirty-five years old.
Buried in his family's South Ridge lot, his monument is full of symbolism. The cut tree without branches represents a young life ended without descendants. A flag is draped on the tree while a cannon and a shield (carved with his name and the dates of his birth and death) rest against the stump. The stone pedestal is very difficult to read as the soft marble has weathered, but it lists some of the battles in which he fought.