Wednesday, June 20, 2012

New York

This is the granite monument New York State erected in 1911 and dedicated in 1924 at the Andersonville prison cemetery. The Women's Relief Corps acquired the prison in 1896 and encouraged states to build memorials. It is HUGEah and has bronze pictures on both sides.

As you can see from the picture of my Mr. Perry, I am not exaggerating like Billy Fuscillo does! It's enormous because of their enormous sacrifice.

Of the 9,000 New York soldiers imprisoned at Andersonville, 2261 died and are buried here. It is said that the picture represents a soldier who has hope with the angel appearing and the other cannot see her because of his despair.

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