Tupelo National Battlefield / by Dave Hileman

This is one of two graves on the small corner lot size site just off a busy street. It seemed infinitely sad to me. The stone was askew, not the neat rows of a National Cemetery and sort of awkwardly situated a few yards from a private home. The tattered flag may not be replaced as I read the park service was not going to use confederate flags any longer. There were two graves here both confederate soldiers. I wondered why they were buried here when the death toll among the South's soldiers numbered over 200. The battle was fought 152 years ago, today.