Monday, June 20, 2011

Lake County To Honor Civil War Soldier

Colonel John Wheeler, a Civil War soldier of the Indiana 20th Infantry who died on July 2, 1863 during the Battle of Gettysburg, will be honored with a ceremony at his gravesite on Saturday, July 2 at 10 am at Historic Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point, Indiana. The public is invited to attend.

This ceremony is part of an effort to remember and honor the memory of Civil War soldiers & veterans. A local group of citizens is placing G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) flag holders and flags on Civil War graves throughout Lake County and Porter County. As funds are raised, additional markers will be placed. Headstone repair and replacement by trained volunteers is also planned.

How You Can Help
To contribute to the placement of more Grand Army of the Republic medallion and flag sets at the gravesites of Lake County and Porter County Civil War veterans, please make your checks payable to "The Times" and send to:

The Times
Attn.: Civil War Preservation Project
601 W. 45th Ave.
Munster, IN 46321

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