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Copyrights: All pictures were taken by amateur photographer Bruce Guthrie (me!) who retains copyright on them. Free for non-commercial use with attribution. See the [Creative Commons] definition of what this means. "Photos (c) Bruce Guthrie" is fine for attribution. (Commercial use folks can of course contact me.) Feel free to use in publications and pages with attribution but you don't have permission to sell the photos themselves. A free copy of any printed publication using any photographs is requested. Descriptive text, if any, is from a mixture of sources, quite frequently from signs at the location or from official web sites; copyrights, if any, are retained by their original owners.
Description of Subject Matter: Warrenton Cemetery, across the street from the visitor center off Route 17 - A dramatic new memorial to more than 600 Confederate soldiers who died in nearby makeshift hospitals stands near the grave of Confederate raider John S. Mosby.
Other burials here are obtained from http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=cem&FScemeteryid=234000 :
Chilton, Samuel (1804-1867): US Congressman. Elected to represent Virginia's 9th District in the United States House of Representatives, he served from 1845 to 1847.
Lee, Charles (1758-1815): US Attorney General under President George Washington. Appointed on December 10, 1795.
Lomax, Lunsford L. (1835-1913): Major General, Confederate States Army.
Marr, John Quincy (1825-1861): Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Born in Warrenton, Virginia, he graduated 2nd in the 1846 class of the Virginia Military Institute, later, for a time he taught there, then took over management of family land holdings. In the years before the Civil War he was county treasurer, sheriff, and presiding justice of county courts. Following John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859, he organized the Warrenton Rifles militia for home defense and in 1861 sat as a delegate in the Virginia secession convention. Commissioned Lieutenant Colonel on May 5, 1861, he served on garrison duty with the Warrenton Rifles at Dumfries, Bristoe Station, and Fairfax Court House. In the predawn hours of June 1, 50 men of the 2nd United States Cavalry under Lieutenant Charles H. Tompkins rode through Fairfax Court House firing their weapons. One random bullet killed him while he was standing in a clover field at the roadside; thus making him the first Confederate officer killed in the war. His body was undiscovered for a few hours, while others skirmished with the 2nd Cavalry, a few more casualties were sustained in the fighting. In 1904 he was memorialized with a stone monument at Fairfax Court House. His uniform shako cap, jacket, epaulets, overcoat a ...More...
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1997 photos: Since 1984, I've lived in Silver Spring, Maryland.
From 1981 to 2002, photos were taken using a Pentax ME Super camera.
From 1989 to 2002, I was doing all pictures as prints (instead of slides which I had grown up on).
In 1997, at the age of 40, my photo obsession began and I started taking thousands of photos per year.
In September, 2002, I switched to digital cameras and the number of photos exploded.
Image quality is going to be variable because these are scans of slides and/or prints.
The images shown here were scanned in two phases. In the early years of the website, I rescanned a selection of pre-digital images, all at fairly low quality settings. During the COVID pandemic, I launched the Great Rescanning Effort, rescanning ALL of my pre-digital images from various media (prints, slides, negatives, etc) at higher resolution and quality settings. Mutilple versions of images -- some from the initial scannning phase, some from prints, some from slides/negatives -- were posted so there are frequently duplicate images on the same page. At some point, I hope to have time to do a final review and get rid of the duplicates but that'll have to wait until all of the pre-digital images are finally posted.
Trips this year: North Carolina (Dad), Florida (Mom), using a time share in Arkansas to visit Civil War sites in Missouri, Georgia, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. The Civil War became my excuse to see places I'd never been to in my life and it was a great motivator for 20 years or so.
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