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Photographer: Mike Stroud
Taken: February 2008
Caption: partial view of Colonial Park Cemetery
Additional Description: As General William T. Sherman pillaged and burned his way through Georgia during the Civil
War, Union cavalry troops quartered in Savannah used the gated cemetery as a corral and grazing ground for their horses. Some of the cavalrymen dug for valuables among the graves. Local legend also says the mischievous Union troopers played a macabre joke on
their vanquished foes by switching around many of the headstones
Submitted: February 12, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p15880
File Size: 0.196 Megabytes
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