You know what I think this blog needs? Some more pictures of pre-Civil War courthouses! Ok -- so maybe I'm alone in that thinking. But I am back from a research trip and have collected another photograph of a pre-Civil War courthouse. (I didn't visit a single cemetery, which was a disappointment but also a sign of how focused I needed to be on this trip.)
Where is the courthouse? And once we get that figured out, I'm going to have a picture of the Civil War monument on its front lawn -- and an observation that compares the inscription on it to the inscription on a Confederate monument at the Appomattox.