The winners write history and have history written about them–the losers get forgotten at the Presidio

Seeing Zac’s post of Sherman’s grave made me think of this image: Irvin McDowell’s grave.

The grave of Irvin McDowell at the Presidio in San Francisco

McDowell’s grave at the Presidio stands in stark contrast to Sherman’s magnificent grave marker–sort of what happens when you don’t win.

I still think it has a quiet dignity, though.

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2 Responses to The winners write history and have history written about them–the losers get forgotten at the Presidio

  1. Ralph Poore says:

    Grave markers may reflect a difference in egos rather than accomplishments.

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