Archive for June 21st, 2011

One of my favorite things about traipsing around in cemeteries is the stories that I find there, and it’s also one of the reasons that that I follow other cemetery bloggers. Here are some links to interesting stories associated with tombstones.

Escape to the Silent Cities brings us the life of Ensign James Ruemmeli McKelvey and Trumpeter Thomas F. Meagher, named for his grandfather Brigadier General Thomas Francis Meagher of the Irish Brigade. Below is my photo of the Meagher statue that stands in Waterford, Ireland.


Staying in the British Isles for the moment, Stone Gardens shows us a tombstone for some of the victims of the Dolgarrog disaster.

Over Thy Dead Body introduces us to the unnamed dead of the Female Orphan House of Dublin, Ireland.

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