Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 17 March 2019 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

We stopped at this cemetery near/in Franklinville, NC. There were quite a few impressive monuments, including this one, for George Makepeace, 1799-1872. Several stones were for civil war veterans or casualties. One of our party researched a name on a different stone and found he was wounded in Gettysburg, suffered two amputations before dying at a hospital in Virginia, and was then brought home for burial.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/1600 second F/8.0 ISO 400 30 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I really like these simple, unpretentious tombstones

17 Mar 2019 6:46am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great composition . What these soldiers suffered from the war of secession is terrible (like all wars of course) it must have been very moving to find a name .

17 Mar 2019 8:52am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Very nice old memorial.

17 Mar 2019 9:20am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

well composed

17 Mar 2019 10:44am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice capture

17 Mar 2019 11:01am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

thanks for description. so sad.

17 Mar 2019 12:26pm

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Un bel hommage

17 Mar 2019 1:40pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, United States

YOu have composed this respectfully. Interesting information .

17 Mar 2019 1:50pm

Devi from Chennai, India

So sober..hat can I say..Thank you for the image....

17 Mar 2019 2:46pm

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Cemeteries have so many stories to tell.

18 Mar 2019 1:03am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

it looks like a nicely cared for cemetery

18 Mar 2019 7:01pm