Ceremony held to honor last Civil War veteran in Jackson County

A ceremony was held on Saturday, Oct. 9 to honor Private Barak Chase, the last Union soldier of the Civil War to live and die in Jackson County.

The ceremony was held at Chase’s grave site in the Evergreen Cemetery outside of Coalton. It was conducted by the Cadot-Blessing Camp of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), using research provided in conjunction with the Jackson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.

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