Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Welcome "The Epitaph: Tombstones of Civil War Soldiers"

The Grave of Captain John F. Dougherty, 96th PA, in Pottsville, PA
Dougherty was killed in action at Crampton's Gap during the September 14, 1862, Battle of South Mountain
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I first became acquainted with Sharon Murray two years ago. When I first launched my effort to restore the 48th PA monument by replacing General Nagle's missing sword, one of the first donations came from Sharon. . .all the way from Idaho.

Sharon has since moved to West Virginia and several months ago began volunteering at Antietam National Battlefield.

As you know, I have a fascination with cemeteries and a love for helping preserve the memories of our Civil War dead. Sharon shares these passions and just today launched a blog, The Epitaph: Tombstones of Civil War Soldiers.

Please help welcome Sharon to the Civil War blogosphere. I am very much looking forward to her posts as she provides the stories of the soldiers' service and sacrifice and a photograph of their final resting places.

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