Thursday, August 2, 2007

Gee wiz


I picked up a book about the Gettysburg National Cemetery which has a number of human interest stories relating to a number of the soldiers that are buried there. While walking through the cemetery I thought I'd look for the grave of a soldier I recently did a study of. The soldiers are buried in sections for their respective states. My search led me to the section for Minnesota which only has a small number of soldiers. Much to my surprise I was able to locate the grave of Alonzo Hayden of the 1st Minnesota Volunteers. Like other graves in the cemetery Hayden's first name if spelled wrong. The name on the grave is Alonze C. Hayden. I also managed to locate three other individuals that will eventually become subjects for future paintings.

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