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Sacred to the Memory of Michael Kneafsey

To the memory of Michael Kneafsey
Born in Galway, Ireland
Died at(?) Carlisle Barracks
Oct. 3 (?), 1862
Aged 26 years

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One hundred and fifty years ago today near Sharpsburg, Maryland, the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac clashed in what would live on to this day as the bloodiest one day battle in United States history.. At the end of the day, the casualties numbered nearly 23,000. Captain James Colwell was among the dead. A Carlisle, Pennsylvania, lawyer, Colwell responded to President Lincoln’s call for volunteers and enlisted at the start of the Civil War. He was named 1st Lieutenant of the 7th Pennsylvania Reserves/36th Pennsylvania Volunteers and promoted to Captain the July before his death. When Colwell fell at the battle of Antietam, he left behind a wife and four children.

Another blog post about Colwell can be found here.

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Archways represent the passage from mortal life to eternal life.



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In the Old Carlisle Graveyard lies Ademna Hamilton, who died when she was 14 months all.  I couldn’t find a meaning or even any other women with the same name.


In Markillie and St. Mary Cemeteries, you can find the grave of Elzina.  Elzina may be a variant of the Arabic name Alzena or of the name Elizabeth, and seems to be most common in the United States for women born in the 19th century.


Permelia is another 19th century name that is no longer seen much anymore.

Lyman McAdams

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George S. Humphreys

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