Crossed Swords

MAURICE E. FAGAN

LIEUT. COLONEL

19TH PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY

FEBRUARY 4, 1863

IN LOVING REMBRANCE OF

MY BROTHER

Lieutenant Colonel Maurice E. Fagan’s segmented-top white marble gravestone features a banner hanging from a rifle.  In the center the banner, two swords are crossed, honoring Fagan’s service in the Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. Crossed swords on a gravestone nearly always marks the burial spot of a highly ranked military officer, as in this instance.

Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia

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