Sunday, December 21, 2008

Confederate States of America

For Gracie's birthday this year, we spent the weekend in Richmond, and one of our activities was to spend a few hours at the CSofA Cemetery. Let me add my disclaimer that I am NOT Southern, nor will I ever pay homage to the Confederate flag, and although the CSA had a good idea in the whole 'state law' vs. 'federal law', the entire red-neck nation has since removed any positive connotation to the main principals behind the Confederate States of America. And on that note.... the cemetery was beautiful. It was very cool to see the tombstones from the battles around here, and to see the big names immortilized. To get an idea about how 'proud' the south is of the good old confederate soldiers, there is a monument with the following inscribed on it:



"Fate denied them victory, but gave them a glorious immortality".



Hey Kris - figure out what this one is all about: there was a spot on the map that just said "Black Dog". We got there, and yep - there was a life sized black iron dog. With no marker or explanation.

1 comment:

Redd Family History said...

Hi!

Check these sites for information regarding the dog statue. Prety interesting stuff. I hope this helps!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_dog_(ghost)

http://www.hollywoodcemetery.org/virtual-tour.html

In case you are wondering how I came upon your blog I am a friend of Kris W. Robert