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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Confederate Cemetery


Enterprise, Mississippi


The U.S. Civil War which lasted from, April 1861 to May 1865, produced more American casualties than WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam combined.

During the Civil War, the little town of Enterprise served as a location for a hospital and prison camp and a temporary refuge of the State Government.

I found only three markers that had a name.  All the rest, ""Unknown Confederate Soldier". 



8 comments:

  1. I didn't know that there where so much casualties in the civil war. A terrible, terrible thing. But something learned. I am not sure.

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  2. I didn't know that either, what a terrible useless slaugther that must have been.

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  3. Something rather chilling about the place being called "Enterprise".

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  4. What a terrible waste of young men's lives, on both sides. So, so sad.

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  5. Sometimes I think of the horrible wounds these men (and boys had), wounds that in our time could have been treated differently and healed. Granted the medical people tried their best, but lacked so much.

    Jo

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  6. The War of Northern Agression was a terrible thing indeed.

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