Texas Civil War Era Graves -a photo essay

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to visit Austin, Waco and the Dallas-Fort Worth areas of Texas. The area boasts a significant amount of Civil War graves including general officers and Medal of Honor recipients. Austin’s historic Texas State Cemetery is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever visited and is the final resting place for Albert Sidney Johnston, Ben McCulloch and John A. Wharton. I was also able to visit the grave of Hiram B. Granbury in Granbury, Texas. Watch for a “Civil War Soldiers profile” on Granbury in the near future. To view my photo essay, click on the following link.

Mike’s Texas Civil War Era Graves – March 2011 photo essay


About Michael Noirot

I grew up in the Central Illinois farming community, of Dunlap. Growing up, I played sports, tinkered with cars and enjoyed photography. While I did well in school, I did not become passionate about history until my early 30's. I have built a large library, of books on early America, politics and the Civil War. I am an avid reader. Fortunately, I have had plenty of opportunities to travel, over the years, and have been to most of the Civil War battlefields. I work while I travel, so more often than not, I am up, in the middle of the night, to get sunrise pictures, or I will be out until well after dark, exploring Civil War battlefields. I have other hobbies, and passions, that I really enjoy. Number one on the list would be guitar. I play my guitars on a regular basis, and enjoy the Bluegrass, and Contemporary Christian (CCM) genres. I play a style of guitar, called FLATPICKING, where using a flat pick, you play lead solos, similar to the way a fiddle would have been played during the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Laura, my wife, and I also enjoy scuba diving, travel and spending time at our property, in the country. Lastly, we spend as much time with our families, as possible. Thanks for stopping by.
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