Thursday, May 24, 2012


In honor of Memorial Day, I thought I'd share something from my research concerning the Civil War and Gettysburg that I find very moving. 

Elizabeth Thorn was the wife of the caretaker of Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg. He was also a soldier in the U.S. Army. The mother of three, Elizabeth was six months pregnant with her fourth child, when the battle of Gettysburg ended. In the three weeks following, she buried a hundred or more fallen soldiers in the July heat, sometimes assisted by her aged parents. Three months later her baby, Rose, was born. Her husband, Peter, eventually came home.

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.

~William Penn