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Confederate Headstone

Confederate Headstone

This shouldered tablet headstone marks the grave of a Confederate soldier whose remains were interred at Arlington National Cemetery. This soldier “mustered in” with the 8th Infantry Regiment, Company G, in late spring of 1862. Most of the soldiers in this company lived near Lake City, Florida. This soldier enlisted as a private, but was promoted to corporal before the end of the American Civil War. The regiment was present at Second Manassas, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Appomattox, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.

Popular folklore suggests that the reason for the pointed shoulder, on the tablet headstone, was to “prevent Yankees from sitting on them.”

Galleries: Arlington National Cemetery, Grave Markers
Keywords: arlington, arlington national cemetery, cemetery, florida, floridian, grave, gravemarker, gravestone, headstone, military, tombstone, virginia
Photo Location: Confederate Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Photographer: Dr. Roy Winkelman
Date of Photo: 06/27/2009
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 1/100
F Number: 56/10
Original Dimensions: 3623×5434
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 38°52'33.87"N 77°4'38.33"W
Picture Number: 1068