[civilwarwest] Re: Tennessee Regiment's
> The US stones are rounded, and the CS stones have a gentle tent-likeThere is an old legend about the difference between the Confederate and
> slope on top.
Union headstones. It seems that while watching some Union dead being
buried at Arlington Cemetery a Confederate saw the grave diggers sitting
on the headstones resting during their break. The old Confederate
thought, our dead will never be dishonored like that. Thus the pointed
top on the Confederate headstones Vs the rounded top on. Just a legend,
but makes a nice story.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Dick (a.k.a. Shotgun)