William F. McGregor Obelisk, Allegheny Cemetery

William F. McGregor (old Pa Pitt looked the full name up in the cemetery records) was killed at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, in 1864. His obelisk includes an ornament with a rifle and (perhaps) a flag; the marble is eroded, and it is hard to make out the details. Try your hand at it: click on the image, and you’ll get a picture at 12-megapixel resolution.

With a thin coating of snow everywhere, the light on this january morning was glorious.


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