This tombstone was broken in half and given to my grandfather, who took the stone and placed it under my father's bed when he was young, where it stayed for many years. My dad always told me something always haunted him because of this. Eventually the tombstone was returned and placed back where it belonged.
Hardy the Faithful was a former slave who continued to live with his former owners in California. He's also rumored to have served in the military at some point.
This is in an old pioneer cemetery in my hometown. Often fallen in disrepair.