Unique ceremony planned for Confederate Monument

It has stood lonely sentinel over simple graves for 140 years, a circle of head and foot stones surrounding it in quarter sections and a few stately trees providing nature’s own shelter through the generations. The simple but impressive white pillar will be the center of attention once again, however, at a unique and impressive ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday when the local Otho French Strahl Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 176 calls attention to its restoration.

The 40-foot tall Confederate Monument was erected in 1869 and dedicated Oct. 21 of that year at a time when Union City was still struggling to emerge from the ravages of a civil war that had pitted brother against brother and neighbor against neighbor in far too many instances.

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