North American Cemeteries
They lay so still/faintly smiling/ at the fools around them/quietly toiling
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
David Gitchel in James Cemetery
David Gitchel (1837-1861) was one of the very first casualties of the regiment.
He died at Camp Blair, near Chain Bridge, just a few weeks after the 3rd Michigan arrived outside of Washington, DC. The marker is most likely a cenotaph.
3rd Michigan infantry
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