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A walk back in history

I grew up in Pennsylvania, north of the Mason-Dixon line, where I learned about the Civil War. At times it was referred to as "the war between the states". Since moving to the Carolinas, however, I've learned that some call it "the war of Northern aggression", and that the Confederate dead are still honored, as you will see in these shots, taken at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wilmington, NC.

Approximately 258,000 Confederate soldiers died in the American Civil War.
In all, historians estimate that about 620,000 Americans died in the Civil War. That’s almost as many as have died in all other U.S. wars combined. - http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-civilwar/4601

The Confederate section of Oakwood Cemetery is said to contain more than 2800 soldiers. http://www.censusdiggins.com/oakwood.cem.html



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