[Oct 6]. Start on long interesting drive and ramble through hickory woods, oaks, etc. Saw magnificent hickories 100 ft high, 3 ft dia. The last of Micheaux has v large nuts, growing on bottom land of Chattanooga Crk near town; many fine beeches and Micheaux oak. The National Cemetary is beautiful plain, rolling hills clad with green, finely kept lawn, the rows, ranks of dead known and unknown, following lines of hills, the natural trees very fine, park - like, unnaturally thrifty on the fat soil; 1000s of graves only numbered on neat white marble about 10 in square, the white posts a few inches high, neat, awfully suggestive. [Sketch]
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 15 cm.
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