Lexington, Virginia

These plaques are embedded in pavements around Lexington, Virginia.

Frank Padget.  Boatman, slave, savior rescued 49 men from James River flood of 1854 before drowning.

Dr. Ephraim McDowell 1st non-lethal ovariotomy 1809.  Removed 22lb tumor no anesthetic.

Little Sorrel CSA War Horse.  General Jackson's steadfast steed.  Buried at VMI 1997.

William E. Wilcher.  Last man hanged in Lexington, VA Aug. 3, 1906

C. M. Figgat.  Cashier/embezzler.  Broke the Bank of Lexington, fled on the C&O West 1895.

Mel Greenberg.  Confidence man hoodwinked locals Lexington 1974.

Meriwether Lewis 1774-1809.  Commander of the Lewis & Clark expedition.

William Clark of the Lewis & Clark expedition at Shield's Tavern 1809.
Mary McD Greenlee, 1st woman settler.  Feisty tavern keeper.  Regarded as a witch.  Died 1809 at 102 yrs.

Traveller.  Horse of Gen. Robert E. Lee.  Placed by Virginia Div. UDC.  May 8, 1971.  This grave is just outside the chapel with the grave of Robert E. Lee.
Virginia Military Institute

This chapel is in the grounds of the Virginia Military Institute.  He is represented as if sleeping on the battlefield.

Bruton Parish Church, Colonial Williamsburg

Mrs Ann Burges, wife of the Revd Henry John Burges of the Isle of Wight who died in childbirth

Confederate soldier 1862

In memory of Letitia Tyler Semple

Sydney Smith, Virginia Constance Smith, Henry Bruce Smith, Lucy Talbot Cosby, Mary Eliza Neel

John Millington MD

Capt AJ Humphreys, Lt John F Addison and George T Ward were all killed in the battle of Williamsburg

Some gravestones in Herefordshire in England stand on very similar animal shaped feet so Martin and Claire wondered if the monumental mason had come from Herefordshire originally.

Arlington National Cemetery Catch Up Post 4

Crew of the USS Monitor

Joe Louis The Brown Bomber.  World Heavyweight Chamption.

Korean War First International Tribute

Memorial to the Battleship "Maine", which exploded in Cuba on 15 February 1898, killing 260 of the crew of 355.  The memorial  incorporates the ship's main mast which was recovered and brought to Arlington in 1912.

Clyde B Shropshire Maj US Marine Corps

Leslie Coffelt. White House Policeman who gave his life in defence of the President of the United States during an assassination attempt at the Blair House, Washington DC.  Leslie Coffelt saved the life of President Truman on 1 November 1950.

Alexander Scott.  Medal of Honor CPL CO D 10 VT INF

Thomas Selfridge was a passenger on one of Orville Wright's early flights, and became the world's first air fatality when the plane crashed, also injuring Wright.

Infant August 23 1925.  Child of 1st LT B.R Luscomb USA.