Due to its proximity to the Battle of Wilson's Creek, Springfield is honored to have a National Cemetery. Included in this cemetery are not only Union soldiers but Confederate soldiers. This is a testament to the ability of this country to come back together when we need too. I hadn't noticed this before I was preparing this post but our Confederate friend above passed away in 1888 a number of years after the Civil War. Yet he was give full honors in our National Cemetery. What a country. Perhaps we will continue to come back together.