Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Going to the Union- Confederate Cemetary

 We try to take our little dogs somewhere every afternoon about 7 o:clock when it cools down a little. Sometimes its just a walk down the road, there are lots of long dirt roads here. Our house is still on a dirt road. We have gotten used to it after 30 years. The other day we drove over to the Lauderdale Union-Confederate Cemetery. Its owned and maintained by the Daughters of the Confederacy. The grave yard is near the site where the Lauderdale Springs Hospital was during the Civil war. There is a natural spring there, with water coming up out of the ground, never stopping, cold and clear. During the Civil war soldiers were brought here from all over.  Over 1100 men are buried here. Only 29 names are on tomb stones though. There is a information stand under plexiglass that tell about the men and what they died of. A lot of it was infections, dysentery

,  gun shot wounds, malaria, gangrene, and the list goes on. What a sad and miserable time in our history. It is a sad place, to walk through it and know that so many men died there on those grounds and never saw their loved ones again. We took a few pictures to share of this historic place that is so close to home.

1 comment:

  1. My husband has a special interest in civil war battlefields and sites. As a veteran, he would have found this interesting, even with its inherent sadness.

    And I gotta say, look how GREEN it is there!!!