Browsing All posts tagged under »Staunton National Cemetery«

How blindly do we honor the Civil War dead?

June 29, 2011 by


Sure, the same could be asked about those from other wars, but… I’m talkin’ Civil War here… You go to a National Cemetery which, originally, was created specifically for Union dead… take a pick. Remember, many of the Union soldiers buried therein were relocated from several surrounding graveyards and battlefields. Shall we assume they all […]

Another form of Civil War “Memory”

December 31, 2008 by


I thoroughly enjoy taking this… … and coming up with this… Name: Konoginsky, Gustave (or Gustav) Unit: 41st New York Infantry, Company A Circumstances of death: MWIA 6/8/62, Battle of Cross Keys Date of Death: 6/12/62 Age: 19 Pensions received (widow/mother, etc.) based on his service: None (though 80 out of his company received pensions). … […]

Assumptions (maybe?… and hopefully not mine) and Civil War “memory”

March 20, 2008 by


Thanks to a recent comment, I’ve been made aware of an error. Well, at least it appears to be an error. There are two headstones in the Winchester National Cemetery in Winchester, Virginia that are mix-match in nature when it comes to data and design. Really, this is no great surprise. As I mentioned in […]