March 2, 2012
African American, Civil War Soldier Cemetery in Need of Help
This cemetery is overgrown and by volunteers.
Another blogger, Ed at The Cemetery Traveler describes the cemetery in detail: "Scores of graves litter the forest. Toppled and sunken headstones are easy to trip over, as many are not obvious poking through the wildflowers and vines. Treading among the stones I couldn’t help wonder why people would lose interest in a cemetery, in their own history. How do you just forget about all these people who died? The untended area was shadowy and packed with ghostly stillness, even as daylight filtered through the leaves above."
To help contact the Lawnside Historical Society.