Posts belonging to Category 'Ceremony'

Sons of Confederate veterans plan memorial service

Sons of Confederate Veterans Murfreesboro Camp # 33 will hold their annual Battle of Murfreesboro memorial service at 2 p.m. on Sunday January 2nd, 2011 at the Confederate Circle in Evergreen Cemetery.
This is the final resting place of around 2,000 Confederate soldiers that were killed during the Civil War.

U.S. Colored Troops Represented in Commemorative Ceremony

The 1865 Grand Review of United States Colored Troops was commemorated recently in Harrisburg, Pa., where more than 100 re-enactors participated in a re-enactment ceremony. The 13th U.S. Colored Troops of Murfreesboro and the 44th U.S. Colored Troops of Chattanooga comprised a group of 25 Tennesseans who represented the Volunteer State in grand military style. 
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Local Family Honors Civil War Veteran

Descendents of Captain Joseph McKendree Kennerly gathered on a bitterly cold and windy Clarke County, Virginia hilltop last week to honor both the patriarch and patriot nearly 120 years after his death. The gathering provided a time to both consider the legacy of a family that has shaped Clarke County for over 200 years and [...]

Locals take part in Wreaths Across America

With the sun shining brilliantly over the bone-white tombstones at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, heads bowed for a prayer to honor those who served.
The Rev. Perkins Patton, an ordained minister and chaplain with the Gadsden chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, offered a brief sermon before a wreath presentation ceremony, part of the [...]

At Finn’s Point National Cemetery, wreaths placed to pay tribute to soliders who rest there

Hundreds gathering here Saturday morning at Finn’s Point National Cemetery to celebrate the memory of those lost heroes and heroines who fought for freedom.
At noon, the Salem County Oak Tree Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, for the third year, took part in the national Wreaths Across America event in an effort to [...]

“Wreaths Across America” Honors Troops in Iowa

Not even Saturday’s storm could stop dozens of people from honoring veterans at the Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City.
Wreaths Across America is a nation-wide event that remembers the sacrifices of our troops during the holidays.

Confederate soldier’s grave to be marked

It was a very long wait, but local pioneer James Ellison England finally will be recognized for his service with the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans have secured the grave marker, and will have it engraved and placed on England’s grave at the BX Cemetery next spring

Tributes to Col. Veatch made at Cemetery

Veterans Day observances in Gridley began last Thursday, with a ceremony held at the Gridley -Biggs Cemetery in honor of Private H.C. Veatch, otherwise known as Col. Veatch.
As a number of family members of Veatch joined area residents, the Mayors of Gridley and Biggs, the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, American [...]

Confederate Colonel’s Coffin Relocated

A Civil War soldier’s coffin was moved on Monday to Travellers Rest Plantation as part of a celebration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.
Col. William Shy’s coffin was moved with care from the Carter House in Franklin to the plantation.

Columbia honors Civil War heroes such as those who burned Wrightsville bridge

As Confederate forces were advancing through York County in 1863, four Columbia citizens were ordered by a Union colonel to burn down the bridge that connects the borough with Wrightsville.
The bridge burning — the concrete piers remain in the Susquehanna River — stopped the Rebel soldiers in Wrightsville; they eventually headed south to Join Gen. [...]