October 1, 2007

Theme Day: Lost arm

Filed under: Cemeteries, Theme Day Photos — lessie @ 1:50 am

The Daily Photo Community shares a theme day  the first of each month. October’s theme is cemeteries and tombstones.

The above inscription, found in Silverbrook Cemetery, reads in part, “Clifton A. Reed, June 5, 1845 to Nov. 10, 1924. Lost his right arm in the Battle of Hawes Shop, May 28, 1864.” I looked up Battle of Hawes Shop on Wikipedia. It says this battle was fought in Hanover County, Virginia, between the armies of U.S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. “It was the second significant cavalry engagement of the 1864 campaign and one of the bloodiest of the war.”

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  1. He lost his arm at 19, poor guy… The monument is very nice.

    Comment by Fénix (Bostonscapes) — October 1, 2007 @ 2:11 am

  2. Nice monument.

    Sydney Daily Photo

    Comment by sally — October 1, 2007 @ 2:27 am

  3. An interesting report and a reminder of history.

    Comment by lavenderlady — October 1, 2007 @ 5:20 am

  4. Interesting story – poor guy. Really like the perspective from which you’ve taken this photo against the sky.

    Comment by Jilly — October 1, 2007 @ 7:58 am

  5. Interesting story. He must have done well, despite his disability, to have received such a memorial.

    Comment by Rich — October 1, 2007 @ 8:31 am

  6. belle photo, et surtout histoire tres intéressante. que d’histoires autour des tombes

    beautiful photograph, and especially very interesting history. that stories around the tombs

    Comment by Olivier — October 1, 2007 @ 10:50 am

  7. Nice photo & information.

    Comment by NorthBayPhoto — October 1, 2007 @ 2:07 pm

  8. This reminds me of the wonderful tombstones in the town of Colma, California. It’s known as the “City of the Dead” because there are more dead than living in the city limits. Great choice!

    Port Angeles Daily Photo

    Comment by Jelvistar — October 1, 2007 @ 3:28 pm

  9. Now this is quite a historic value this one has. Nice find.

    Comment by slinger — October 1, 2007 @ 5:53 pm

  10. Gosh, can you imagine losing an arm when you are 16 or 17 years old, and his life was relatively short, too. His family erected a loving tribute, and it looks very costly, too. Great post for our theme day!

    (And I love your horse and shadow photo from yesterday. . .great light and super expression on the dear beast’s face.)

    Seattle Daily Photo

    Comment by Kim — October 1, 2007 @ 8:09 pm

  11. What a short life……nice photo.
    I also like the horse photo from yesterday.

    Comment by Neva — October 1, 2007 @ 8:25 pm

  12. Your photos are always so crisp!
    I find it interesting that he lost his right arm at 19 and lived without it (productively, I hope) for 60 years! And I complain when I break my nail 😉

    Comment by isabella — October 1, 2007 @ 9:49 pm

  13. Interesting however I hope my decedents don’t put these sort of details on my tombstone. In fact I hope my tombstone is a little less …

    Comment by Denton — October 1, 2007 @ 11:31 pm

  14. A great monument to a soldier who lost an arm in the big war. Some monuments just have the neatest inscriptions.

    Comment by Rambling Round — October 2, 2007 @ 3:47 am

  15. thats Stunning.

    Comment by travelphilippines — October 2, 2007 @ 7:21 am

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