…Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Today I took my family to Nashville National Cemetery. For some strange reason, I did a search beforehand to see if I could find the Boomershine name there. I was shocked to find it on one grave! That requires almost the same amount of chance that it would take to find all of my sons names on a personalized mug rack in a souvenir shop. We just don’t plan on it (but that would be one cool shop if it did).
So we went this afternoon and quickly found–amongst the 35,000–the grave marker of one Amos Boomershine who I have found was born in Ohio, died at 19 years perhaps in battle near Nashville during the second year of the Civil War.
We had an enjoyable time walking the quiet grounds together and trying to recall all of the veterans we knew. Here are some pictures I have posted at FaceBook, including those of Amos Boomershine’s grave.
[To the Boomershine family who visit this post, I hadn't seen until today the original spelling of Boomershine. I have spent a good amount of time in previous years trying to pick through internet geneologies trying to make sense of who was where and when. Here is a good summary page that I found today (and perhaps you have seen) that may be an accurate listing of our ancestors. The Hessian solider we have heard of is listed at the top, and Amos Boomershine is the last name on the page. Here is the link. Who among you is the family geneologist?]