November 2, 2017

Lecture at Prospect Hill Cemetery

Front Royal, Virginia.

This cemetery was the final stop in a Civil War tour on Saturday. We were learning about the execution of some members of Mosby's Rangers in Front Royal in 1864. These were brutal acts carried out in retaliation for other cruel acts of war.

The cemetery today is a pretty place on a scenic hill overlooking the town.

The deer was a surprise, but I've seen deer in Front Royal before. Citizens of the town have also seen bears roaming around! The town is adjacent to Shenandoah National Park and wildlife does not stay inside park boundaries.

Our teacher and tour guide was Jonathan Noyalas of Shenandoah University. I've gone on a number of one-day tours with Noyalas, most of them when he was teaching at Lord Fairfax Community College, starting in 2008.


  1. The deer and the autumn colours are a delight.

  2. Wow at the deer. What a stunning surprise that must have been.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  3. ...nice four legged residents.

  4. Sounds like a great tour and interesting speaker.One cemetery near me always has turkey running around, they have tamed somewhat from being around all the people visiting

  5. Goodness, that deer.
    Well done on a lovely photograph.

    All the best Jan


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