Just the flags and a spot light.
Volunteers, unlike a regular army, were supported by their individual states. This was true of both the north and south during the civil war. A volunteer militia only exists during a time of war. (Wikipedia).
North Carolina volunteer.
South Carolina volunteer.
These markers were found in a confederate military cemetery, yet they were all clearly marked as volunteers.
Today is Veterans Day in the US.
Just after sunrise, but not enough to have burned the fog off.
Going for the shot. What shot? No clue it was pitch dark.
I used what little light I had, it’s not like we were going to find a street light near by.
Another 3 miles and we might find a marsh, or drive into it.
I must start with a disclaimer. The story, written to a South Carolina historical group was third hand. I just recently read the account and have no way to verify anything. However…
This old crypt will never have a door. It did, but not now.
In the late 1800’s a young woman from up north was visiting family. She became ill, and suddenly passed away. Her body was taken to this old family mausoleum as was the custom.
When the family returned several days later they found the doors damaged and inside the young lady lying in a pile.
It was not uncommon to think people were dead back then only to have them revive. Actually very common at one time.
The family laid the young lady back to rest, again. Days later the new doors were damaged and off their hinges. The body however was as it had been left.
The doors were never replaced. Now the crypt is empty, the floor damaged, and abandon.
NOTE: About a year ago, in another old cemetery I found the burial site of an old, well to do, southern family. The head of the family was the first person in the US to be embalmed. It was in his will since he had a fear of being buried alive! True documented history, and proof how common it was.
You can’t make this stuff up.
Wandering the old cemeteries always brings new stories.
On the edge of a marsh is this burial site, an army general, son of a confederate general, and a great history of his own.
Major General Johnson Hagood (June 16, 1873 – December 22, 1948) was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina, graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1896, was commissioned in the artillery, and served in France in World War I, where he created the Services of Supply. He retired in 1936 after publicly criticizing President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal funding. (wikipedia)
Click here for details. This man has entirely too much to his credit to list here. Well worth the time to meet him.
I actually softened the color a little here. Taken just as the sun began to come up.
I always like to shoot in this direction because you can see the expanse of this particular marsh area. I believe here it is about 8,000 acres of marsh and wildlife.