Annandale, VA. Situated on Gallows Road and served as an encampment for Union Troops. Old legend says that victims were to march up gallows road before meeting their death. Knowing that white men were tried in Richmond, these men were likely slaves. “Slack your rope, hangman, slack it for a while. I think I see my father coming, riding many a mile. Oh father have you brought me hope, or have you paid my fee, or have you come to see me hanging from the gallows tree?” -lyrics to Hangman, composer unknown.
Magnolia cemetery, Norfolk Va. Located at Berkley & Lancaster Avenues, there are many historic graves and a few monuments. A grave to note is John H. Core and his wife. He spent the equivalent of about 2 mil on his grand resting place fully adorned with engravings highlighting his love for his wife whom passed away years years before he did. #history#cemetary#cemyobsessed#norfolksocietyforcemeteryconservation#NSCC