The Story of the Civil War

March 1, 2015

Join Volunteer Docent Rosemarie Smurzynski on a walk that chronicles the War of the Rebellion commemorated in Mount Auburn’s landscape.  We’ll visit politicians, activists, a journalist, soldiers and those on the home front all committed to the battles for freedom.

Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Massachusetts Cultural Council


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  1. Patrick T. Jackson says:

    A small ground level stone in the Jackson lot on Lime Ave. has the name Cabot Russel on it . Cabot Russel was a cousin of Patrick T. Jackson and served as a lieutenant with Shaw at Forth Wagner . For many years a question haunted the family as to the circumstances of his death . It was probable that he was buried with the other dead in a common grave at Fort Wagner . My grandfather ( PTJ ) found through a business contact in Charleston that a union officer had been mortal wounded and was cared for by the contacts family until his death . The dead solider was buried in a cemetery in Charleston . My grandfather received from the family an engraved sword that had been the property of the wounded man . The sword was engraved with the name of Cabot Russel . My grandfather had the marker with Cabot Russel’s name placed at Lime Ave in Mount Auburn . Records at Mount Auburn indicate that no body is under the marker . I have not attempted to find find a record of Cabot Russel’s internment In Charleston . it is an interesting story and more information is on file at the Massachusetts Historical Society with the Jackson letters and papers .
    Thought you might find this of interest .
    Patrick Jackson

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