Saturday, April 25, 2009

Garrison


Where the cemetery of yesterday was for sailors this one is for soldiers. And it's just on the other side of the road. Called Garrison Cemetery (Danish Garnisions Kirkegården) it was laid out as a cemetery in 1664 mainly for soldiers. During the plague of 1711 it was decided that civilians could be buried here as well.

The image shows the memorial for the fallen of the 3-years war in 1848 - 1850. Other war monuments include one for the war of 1864. A famous Danish General, Olaf Rye, who died during a break-out from besieged Fredericia in 1849, is buried here too.