Even though it’s mostly worn away, you can tell that below G.W. Wing’s name, there was information about what unit her served in during the Civil War. Even if that information wasn’t on there, I have only ever seen the flag that is carved above his name on the graves of soldiers. The interlocked rings probably symbolize membership in a fraternal organization. He also died during the war, on October 1, 1863, but the tombstone doesn’t tell us how. Statistically, it’s likely he died of disease, but without more information, I’ll probably never know.
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