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Old Oct 17, 2006, 9:35 PM   #1
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Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY - Civil War Casualties
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Somber images, Bill. The last word in that last line "Those brave and fallen few" ignored the actual number of casualties in that tragic conflict.
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Bill, the shots create an extremely somber mood which is quite appropriate to the settings.

Aloha for a job well done.
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Reminds me of the depictions of Bloody Wheatfield of Gettysburg at the background. Especially after having children I think I have becomemore sensitive to such sights...

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The last word in that last line "Those brave and fallen few" ignored the actual number of casualties in that tragic conflict.
Eh, there's a saying where I come from, which could be translated as: Some of us were killed, some of us declaimed!

Well done, Bill.
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Perhaps these verses could be added:

The fields where so much blood was shed

That all men should be free

Hatred lies not with them dead

Still lives in you and me



Each thought their cause was right and just

Those troops in blue and grey

And why is it that still we must

Fight those same wrongs today?

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Old Oct 18, 2006, 10:13 AM   #7
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Thanks to everyone for the comments.
This is a view from Google Maps. The Civil war burial section is north of the yellow line. Shot 1 was taken in line with the topmost red arrow. Shot 2 with the bottom arrow. The area of shot 2 is the oldest section. Most of the casualties are from the battle of Perryville, KY - Oct 8, 1862. Notice that a majority of stones in the top 2 rows of shot 2 are smaller cubes. I think these are unknowns. After the war ended most of the dead who were originally buried on the battlefield where moved to this cemetery. The heavily worn monument in the lower right of shot 2 was placed shortly after the war by living veterans.
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Excellent shots. I especially like the curves in the second shot.

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