Walter “Heavy” Blair

The Blair Mausoleum, Lewisburg “Where’s the next grave at?” mom asked as I crawled back in the vehicle. I had finished visiting the grave of Civil War casualty Colonel James Cameron, who died during the First Battle of Bull Run. Note: More about Colonel Cameron can be found here: Colonel James Cameron.  “We’re headed to … Continue reading Walter “Heavy” Blair

Richard Kauffman’s Bizarre Baseball Behavior

The resting place of Howard Richard Kauffman, Lewisburg Lewisburg Cemetery was one that I had become familiar with over the last two years – every time I thought I had visited all the notable buried resting within the borders of the cemetery, I discovered another grave or two I wanted to visit. I had stopped … Continue reading Richard Kauffman’s Bizarre Baseball Behavior

Medal of Honor: George Ramer

George Ramer, Lewisburg Cemetery I arrived in Lewisburg to pay my respects to a Medal of Honor recipient who was buried in the sacred hallowed grounds of the Lewisburg Cemetery. Entering the cemetery from South Seventh Street, I drove slowly, scanning the stones along the edge of the roadway. When I noticed the flags flapping … Continue reading Medal of Honor: George Ramer

Harry “Moose” McCormick

During my visit to pay my respects to baseball pitcher Christy Mathewson (more information about him can be found here: Christy Mathewson ) I knew I had to visit another baseball player buried nearby. Following the directions I had at hand, I continued along the roadway that passed Mathewson’s grave and came to a stop at … Continue reading Harry “Moose” McCormick

Christy Mathewson

Arriving at the sacred grounds of Lewisburg Cemetery, I was instantly relieved I had directions to the grave I sought. As many times as I had passed the cemetery bordering Route 15, I never realized exactly how big it is. Searching for one grave among the thousands of tombstones would be like searching for that … Continue reading Christy Mathewson