Saturday, January 10, 2009

Tombstone of Armistead T. Thompson, Thompson Family Cemetery

"In memory of Armistead T. Thompson

Son of Lawson T. & Fannie L. Thompson
A member of Co. G, 8 Regt. Va. Vols
Who died at Point Lookout, Md.
a prisoner of war Nov. 23, 1865.
After an imprisonment of 17 months.

Aged 27 years

Mouldering though thy body be
Yet in our dreams thy form we see:
Our tears in torrents duly fall
O! thee we would but can't recall.

Thou art gone to Christ, thy God
He who bought thee with His blood
Enabled thee to run thy race:
Raised thee now to see his face."

In addition to the flag and plastic flowers, a smooth rock has been placed at the base of the tombstone.

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