|Defending the Dead
Civil war cannons at the cemetery in Spencer
|Veterans Memorial, Spencer
Note the use of geodes in constructing this pavilion
On my jaunt over to Spencer last weekend, I drove through the cemetery. I once lived right next to this cemetery (we had ZERO trick-or-treaters that year). I remember these cannons and the pavilion well. We used to play on them as children.
The cannons are the shape called "soda pop bottle." They were breech-loading guns. The pavilion behind them is covered in geodes, which are found all around this neck of the woods.