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Lisa Barrientos found this interesting gravestone in a small cemetery in a small town in Iowa. She said the words have faded and can no longer be read. It would appear to be the gravestone of a Union Soldier from the War Between the States?

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Flickr: Discussing Unusual Headstones or Grave Markers in Graves, Tombs And Cemeteries

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A good book in her hand and a cat in her lap, not a bad way to be preserved for eternity

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In memory of Mrs. Anne Hitchcock wife to Mr. _______ Hitchcock. Died 1795 at 27 years of age. Also in memory of their children who died in infancy. Ye young, ye fair of rose cheek, May promise you old age... (This is the best I can make out of the script.)

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