Thursday, October 1, 2009

Travel Log: Greenwood Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg was wonderful. Very interesting. But I was most fascinated with the cemetery next to the Military Cemetery. It is called Greenwood and it was started in 1854, several years before the Civil War. The Thorn family were the caretakers and they lived in this house pictured. Peter Thorn signed up for the Civil War and went away to fight, leaving his very pregnant wife to take care of the cemetery. Little did they know the biggest battle was going to take place right near their own home. Elizabeth Thorn, her little son and elderly father were left to bury the soldiers that were dying by the hundreds.

1 comment:

Kathy Schuster said...

I am so glad your seeing all the wonderful history. Enjoy yourself and we sure miss and love you!

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