Wednesday, July 1, 2009
This picture was taken in May of 1864, and shows a Civil War Burial in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Several bodies are being prepared for burial. It is hard to tell if the man on the stretcher at right is still living, or wounded.
It is amazing how such strong passions still exist, even today, over this war. My dad was in World War II, and he said during the war, people in the Army were not allowed to discuss the Civil War, as it was such a divisive issue, it would harm morale. There appears to be little middle ground, even today, on the topic.