Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center
Near the front of Rockefeller Center in New York City. This year's Christmas Tree is being set up at the right!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Andrew Johnson's Grave- Greeneville, Tennessee





One of the more complicated Presidents we have ever had, Andrew Johnson, rests in the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery in Greeneville Tennessee.  I thought it was sweet to learn that he is wrapped in an American flag with his head resting on his copy of the Constitution.

Johnson was a Tennessean, but remained loyal to the Union.  His attitude about secession would win him a spot as Lincoln's VP (this would be Abe's second running mate, but that's a story for another day).

Here are a few photos I took of his monument at the cemetery (along with a postcard scan).  The space was very calm and peaceful, with Johnson resting at the top of a scenic hill.  Greeneville is a beautiful town with some amazing history in a small area.





2 comments:

Lyinn said...

That is so neat. I did not know that he was buried like that

jimerado said...

Hey Lyinn! Yeah, I also didn't know that until we visited Greeneville! Johnson was a very unique character!