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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Parade Rest: 1865

Parade Rest: 1865

Circa 1865. "Alexandria, Virginia, Soldiers' Cemetery." When the Civil War ended for these men: In 1861, 62, 63, 64 and 65. Wet plate negative. View full size.

 

Better than Arlington Cemetery!

One of the more overlooked historical sites in Alexandria, it's one of the first national cemeteries, the wooden chapel has been replaced by a stone house, but the flag pole is still there.

Similar current view

Alexandria National Cemetery dates back to 1862. It is a 5.5-acre site operated by the US Veterans Administration.

Always sobering

I have been to the local state veterans cemetery, many on-post cemeteries, a few battlefield cemeteries,and several national ones, including Arlington. I always come away reminded of the imensity of the loss we have suffered as a nation, to enjoy the liberties so many take for granted today.
As was stated, may they rest in peace, and may they and their sacrifice never be forgotten.

Present location?

Wonder what's in that location now? A strip mall?

[Alexandria National Cemetery. - tterrace]

Awesome clarity

For a photo nearly 150 years old!

God bless them

and may they rest in the peace they earned - either side.

 
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