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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Confederate General Roger Atkinson Pryor's Grave

I visited the grave of Confederate Roger Atkinson Pryor yesterday (March 18 ... the anniversary of his passing was just a few days prior) at the Nassau Cemetery in Princeton, NJ. Roger, a Virginian, was a member of the United States House Of Representatives and later, a member of the Confederate States House Of Representatives. He was a Brigadier General for the Southern Confederacy, but resigned after he had a falling out with Jefferson Davis. Believe or not, he later joined a Calvary Regiment with a significant decrease in rank - he enlisted as a Private and Scout! He was eventually captured and released on parole by Abraham Lincoln. In the 1890s, he served as a Justice in the New York Supreme Court.

Quite a surprise to see a Veteran of the South buried in New Jersey!

Confederate Roger Pryor's tombstone.

Confederate Roger Pryor's tombstone.

Confederate Roger Pryor's tombstone.

Confederate Roger Pryor's tombstone.

While there, I filmed some short documentary footage:



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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_h4wT5DEWs

Close-up footage:



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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBqbAgvcFsA

Some blooper footage where I call the cemetery a museum!!



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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUkVH7b9Vjk

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