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Welcome!
I realized quickly that I’d have to “think outside the box” to learn about my ancestors. I LOVE to interview people, and listen to stories about "the older days" when life seemed a little slower and simpler. I study USGS maps, plats, read chanceries, look for long forgotten cemeteries and try to help preserve memories people share with me. This blog is ad free, so it's easier to focus on sharing stories. Feel free to sign the guestbook, or join the FaceBook group. Even if we aren't related by DNA, I'd still love to hear about your research efforts and family stories. I am interested in posting (to this blog) stories relevant to the Mecklenburg-Brunswick families.

30 March 2014

Point Lookout- Where the Prison and cemtery was during the war

I took these pictures on a cold, rainy, overcast (rather dark) day. There were prisoners there on cold rainy days too. Many prisoners from North Carolina and Virginia were there who could see the Virginia coast. The prison and cemetery were in the areas I took these pictures. You can see all the standing water, and why the cemetery had to be moved. Then soil erosion, loosing the coast line, and more standing water cased another move.
Here is a lithograph link to show where things used to be: http://www.mdhs.org/digitalimage/point-lookout-maryland
Now, near the tip of the land, it is barely big enough for the road. There was a lighthouse then too. Click to view the pictures full screen. So these pictures are taken where you see the circle of hospital buildings. Park service told me the first burials were right outside the hospital. These pictures were taken 7 Mar 2014.







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