Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
Stories of my hunting experiences with family, friends or whatever else I want to blog about.

A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter

Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.

Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Memorial Scenes At Union Cemetery

Bob and I took an afternoon drive through the Vicksburg National Military Cemetery yesterday and I took a few pictures so you could see the many flags that adorned the graves.  The cemetery encompasses 117.85 acres and includes over 18,000 interments. Graves of Civil War soldiers total 17,077, of which 12,909 are unknown. An additional 1,280 graves are occupied by soldiers who participated in the Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, and the Korean Conflict.  I have a distant relative, Mazerat, on my fathers side of the family, that is buried here.  This is a must see if you are ever in Vicksburg.

To the right coming into the cemetery is the The USS Cairo, a Union ironclad commanded by Thomas O. Selfridge, Jr., was named for Cairo, Illinois, and commissioned on January 16, 1862. On December 12, 1862, in the Yazoo River north of Vicksburg, Cairo struck two underwater torpedoes (today called mines) sinking in less than 12 minutes with no loss of life. Preserved by mud and silt, Cairo sat on the bottom of the Yazoo River for 102 years. It was raised in 1964, and later restored.  All the artifacts off of the boat are on exhibit inside the Cario Museum.  An obelisk monument is seen in the background.   

 A wreath was laid at the cemetery.


At an angel monument engraved on the side - William G. Trindle, Died, October 11, 1878 - Aged, 8 years and 14 days.  Margaret B. Trindle, Died, November 6, 1878 - Aged, 4 years, 10 months and 16 days.  On the front it reads:  John Trindle, Born Cairewellas, Ireland and Died in Chattanooga, TN - Charlotte Riggs Trindle, born Bessbrook, Ireland and Died in Chattanooga, TN.

Bob spotted this squirrel at one of the graves as we were leaving the cemetery.


Tom said...


Thank you for sharing with a New Yorker


Marian Love Phillips said...

You are so welcome Tom. Have a great week ahead. :)

CDGardens said...

A serene setting. Thank you for introducing us to the cemetery.

Looks like the little squirrel has stopped for a moment of silence - in memory of the fallen.

Marian Love Phillips said...

Glad you liked the pictures cdgardens...I did not think of it that way with the squirrel but I really like your thoughts.

Joey said...

Thank you for noticing and recognizing what people do for the fallen ... it really means a lot.

Semper Fi


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