Springfield National Cemetery April 20, 2017Posted by digitalbrownshirt in News.
I had to spend some time in Springfield, Missouri recently and visited the National Cemetery on the spur of the moment. It was originally a Confederate cemetery that included several hundred unknown dead Confederate soldiers. There were three significant battles in the area so no shortage of war dead. Later on it became a National Cemetery and now contains the remains of numerous Medal of Honor recipients, some Buffalo Soldiers and at least one Revolutionary War veteran. I also noticed that one of the graves was for a Confederate veteran’s widow that died in 1964.
My family owns a cabin up on Table Rock Lake so I’ll probably be back in the area eventually. I plan on visiting some of the battlefields next time. I wasn’t even aware of them until this past week. I had actually gone up to Springfield to visit my wife. She’s been going to school there for the last month or so and I got lonely. Plus she missed our dog Corvo. He’s kind of the reason we went to the graveyard that day. I wanted to go some place where I could bring the dog, but we left him in the car with the windows down. I’d feel bad if the dog suddenly relieved itself on somebody’s grave.