Friday, April 6, 2012

Honor To the Soldiers

The 1st California cavalry might have looked like the picture above as they rode toward Picacho Peak, aware of Confederates in the area.

Within 90 minutes, two privates and their lieutenant were dead, or dying.

Today I will go to the National Cemetery in San Francisco to see the graves of Private William Leonard and Private George Johnson. I plan to photograph, do a couple of gravestone rubbings, and leave flowers, then come home and write their story.

Lieutenant James Barrett lies somewhere in the Picacho Peak vicinity in an unmarked grave. The only grave marker he has left is the huge volcanic rock itself.


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