Finally, on my way back to the highway to get home (maybe next time I'll be able to go through the Confederate lines looking for heraldry), I passed through the gate of the National Cemetery at Vicksburg, Mississippi, with its three different renditions of the arms of the United States. Cast in iron, and then gilded. What a great display of national heraldry! (Even if not every rendition is an accurate depiction of Paly of thirteen argent and gules, a chief azure.)
Happy New Year!
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