Archive for June 16th, 2011


I have previously written about poor Charles Dille, who perished in the hell that was Andersonville Prison in George during the Civil War. I observed when I visited the grave that the dates on the original marker erected by the family and the one on the new government-issue marker did not match – and according to the cemetery records, neither is correct. The Dille family commissioned their marker based on when they received news that Charles was deceased. It would be a number of years before Charles’ body was removed from Andersonville and transported north to rest in his native Ohio soil. Only then would the Andersonville Cemetery sexton’s records provide more specific information as to when Charles Dille breathed his last, and that does not appear to be the date on either tombstone.


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