Monthly Archives: June 2011

Guide to the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

Lincoln and the Human Interest Stories of the Gettysburg National Cemetery by James M. Cole My rating: 4 of 5 stars Unlike Arlington National Cemetery, which has had many books written about it, Gettysburg National Cemetery — a.k.a. Soldiers’ National … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #21: Soldiers’ National Cemetery

Soldiers’ National Cemetery Gettysburg National Military Park 97 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325 Visitor Information: 717-334-1124, extension 8023 Dedicated: November 19, 1863 Size: 17 acres Number of interments: 3,654 Open: Dawn to sunset daily. The cemetery is closed to vehicular … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Refreshing

I find the quote which adorns the exterior of Grant’s tomb refreshing. “Let us have peace” are the words which closed the President’s memoirs. For a man who served his country in war, his final wish strikes me as beautiful … Continue reading

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Cemeteries in the Summer

I think there’s nothing more beautiful than a lush, green cemetery in the summertime.  Flowers blooming, birds singing, soft breezes at play, and beautiful statuary:  what could be more relaxing? I’ve listed my favorites below, but I’m hoping you’ll also … Continue reading

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A guide to Napoleon’s tomb

Napoleon’s Tomb by Celine Gautier My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked up this beautifully illustrated little guidebook at the gift counter in Paris’s Church of the Dome, the place where Napoleon found his final rest. The guidebook doesn’t … Continue reading

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