Thursday, June 5, 2014

GRAVE OF GEORGE W. BURNS, Salisbury Cove Cemetery, Salisbury Cove, Mount Desert Island, ME

I had the opportunity to photograph a small cemetery on Mount Desert Island, ME (One of the most beautiful places on Earth!), so I will be posting pics during the shoot for the next few days or maybe weeks.  There is a nice sampling of stones from the 1840's - 1920's.  You can see from the inscription on this stone that Mr. Burns participated in the Civil War and was a member of a heavy artillery regiment from Maine.  He also died while the war was still ongoing, which leads one to believe that he quite possibly died as a result of his participation in the war.  Also buried with him is one Lewis M. Burns and I believe this is quite possibly George's brother.  I love the look of this stone with the various shades of color.  Fortunately, it has not weathered too bad in 140 years. 

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