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This is the grave of the traitor Fitzhugh Lee. Born in 1835 in Claremont, Virginia, Lee was part of the famous elite Lee family that included the traitor general Robert E. Lee and Harry Lighthorse Lee, among others. Thus, he was destined for the military-political leadership that his class in the South so valued. He […]
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This is the grave of Sarah Bagley. Born in 1806 in New Hampshire, Bagley’s family was like many other New England families. They were farmers and owned a little mill to make extra money. New England farm families were almost by definition poor but middling at this time. The entire economy of New England was […]
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This is the grave of Stephen Field. Born in 1816 in Haddam, Connecticut to a Congregationalist minister and a larger family who would produce many leading 19th century figures, including Cyrus Field, who made the transatlantic telegraph happen, Field grew up in Stockbridge, Massachusetts before spending a year abroad as a teenager in Turkey with […]
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This is the grave of William O. Douglas. Born in 1898 in Maine Township, Minnesota, Douglas’ father was an itinerant preacher and the family moved around a lot. By 1904, they were in the state of Washington but his father died in Portland that year and the family was left with nothing. They ended up […]
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