civil war

How the Civil War Changed American Funerals

During the Civil War, an estimated 620,000 men died, many of the deaths due to non-combat related disease. Families wanted their loved one shipped home in order to give them a proper farewell. The bodies would decompose by the time they were returned home, thus the practice of embalming began to emerge.   The death…

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Who is Buried in Grant’s Tomb? | Chapel of the Chimes Oakland | Mortuary | Cremation

This was a great article I discovered today on a funeral home web site.  Caught my attention, of course, because I can be at times obsessed with the Civil War.  Just ask my kids.  They won’t hear another story about this tragic war. -John Source: Who is Buried in Grant’s Tomb? | Chapel of the…

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