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Our Soldier Boy, David G. Slappey (Tombstone Tuesday)

The remains of David G. Slappey rest at the Marshallville City Cemetery in Macon County, Georgia.  D. G. died at Portsmouth, Virginia in 1862 or 1863, in the service to his country.

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Our Soldier Boy

David G. Slappey
Died in Portsmouth, Va
April 30, 1862
In his 19th Year

He died a Martyr to his COUNTRY.

Twas hard to bid a long adieu,
To one we loved so well;
Ah hard to say that bitter word,
That bitter word farewell.

Amiable and beloved son, farewell!
Thy years were few, but thy virtues
were many; they are recorded not
on this perishing stone,
but in the Book of Life, and in the
hearts of thy afflicted Parents, and FRIENDS.

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Comments

Miss Merry said…
You find the most beautiful and poignant stones. Thank you.
Pamela Wright said…
Love this headstone and the very beautiful words.
Deb Atwood said…
Hi Stephanie,

Love the idea of Tombstone Tuesday.

I've enjoyed connecting with you during the A to Z Challenge. I have nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award. You can find the details here: http://peninherhand.com/mystery-blogger-award/ You don't have to participate (it does take a bit of time), but I hope you do!
Thanks so much, Deb! Off to check it out now.
Pamela Wright said…
Hi Stephanie, I've just noticed the comment above - I've nominated you for the mystery blogger award too, hoping that more people discover your fabulous blog.

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