The Last Confederate Burial of the Hunley Crew
Charleston, South Carolina
April 17, 2004
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This monument is down at the Battery looking out at Fort Sumter
Dedicated to the Confederate Defenders of Charleston
These two Southern Belles were quick to pose for this photo as they giggled with their Southern Charm.
Notice the cannon balls not to mention the pigeons being fed by these kind ladies.
These shotgun row houses are not far from the Battery and are a good example of Charleston close to the Harbor.
Everyone felt safe with Police Protection. No danger in Charleston on this day.
These men are intent photos like this brings the past to life.
Can you tell who doesn't belong in this photo?
These Mourners really understood what was taking place here in Charleston on this day.
The temperature is rising steadily and was approx 80' before the burial was finished.
Just a few minutes before the ceremonies began.
Fort Sumter in the background just to the left of the flag bearing ship.
There are many wonderful homes around the waterfront Battery.
What a great experience hearing the flutes and period music with all the surroundings.
Notice the young tot in the ranks.
The gentleman on the right is a Real Son of the Confederacy. Lucas L. Meredith, Jr.
Company C 3rd Virginia Infantry
You cant help but feel the Spirit of the Ole South with the bagpipes and period wear.
The ceremonies begin for the crew of eight.
Entering the gates of the Magnolia Cemetery
The march was approximately 4 1/2 miles from the Battery.
Flags were at half staff as the procession approached the Cemetery. Looks as if the gentleman is wiping a tear from his eye.
These men are weary from the march and heat.
Most of the grave markers are Confederate Soldiers at Rest.
Marching into position notice the young men.
Water men were refilling canteens just before the funeral ceremony began after the 4.5 mile march.
The remains of the Hunley Crew are at the top left of this photo draped with the Flags.
These men look as if the just came off the battlefield.
Taking a short rest as everyone gathers for the final ceremony.
Notice the large building in the background. Our parking was a short distance from there. We walked only a short distance as compared to the 4.5 mile journey these men and women endured in the heat.
Dedication of these men and women are beyond words.
Gone but not Forgotten. I really notice that this is more than a stone.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
These men are Honored as they carry the Hunley Crew to their final resting place on this earth.
This ones for you Preshus
Lest We Forget
The markers to the right rear are the First Hunley Crew
One large pit was dug for the Hunley Crew they were laid to rest as they were in the Submarine.
To Thine Own Self Be True
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