Medal of Honor: Francis Cunningham

Grave of Francis Cunningham, Sugar Grove Cemetery,, Ohiopyle Standing at the grave of Medal of Honor recipient Francis Morrison, I scanned the hillside for the resting place Francis Cunningham. My eyes paused at each stone marked by a flag, but none of them appeared to be the grave I sought. I carefully moved along the … Continue reading Medal of Honor: Francis Cunningham

Medal of Honor: Francis Morrison

Grave of Francis Morrison, Ohiopyle Although I had visited Ohiopyle State Park a number of times and I was familiar with the old cemetery located along Campground Road, but was not aware of the other cemeteries in the immediate area. However, just to the northeast of the community rests another cemetery that is hidden from … Continue reading Medal of Honor: Francis Morrison

Medal of Honor: James Harper McDonald

Medal of Honor: James Harper McDonald When I arrived at Fishing Creek Cemetery I had not realized the number of interesting people who were buried in this small, sacred plot of land located in the wilds north of Roulette. Far from the hustle and bustle of the modern world, the cemetery is the final resting … Continue reading Medal of Honor: James Harper McDonald

Chang and Eng: The Bunker Twins

Grave of Chang and Eng Bunker, White Plains Baptist Cemetery Having left Wytheville, Virginia before the sun was up, I was headed to Winston-Salem to spend the day. It had been years since I had last visited the region and I wanted to make the best of the day at historic Old Salem. However, I … Continue reading Chang and Eng: The Bunker Twins

Along the Way: Betty Smith

Betty Smith, author “Do you have directions to the grave?” Zech asked as Jen drove their car onto the sacred grounds of Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery. We had spent the morning at the Occoneechee Speedway and had decided to explore a couple of the regional cemeteries and the notable people buried there. Note: more about … Continue reading Along the Way: Betty Smith

Enos “Country” Slaughter

Grave of Enos Slaughter, Allensville Cemetery I had returned to Roxboro, North Carolina after being away for almost ten years. Having friends living in the area, my family had visited the region numerous times over the years. Entering town from the north on Route 501, there was a sign welcoming visitors and announcing the community … Continue reading Enos “Country” Slaughter