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Stories of the Pennsylvania Memorial Dedication at Andersonville, Georgia

| March 31, 2012

Efforts to get the aging veterans who had been imprisoned at Andersonville, Georgia, to the dedication ceremony of the Pennsylvania Memorial to be held on 7 December 1905, continued throughout the year. Free Trips for Veterans.  A dozen vets from this city and vicinity who were imprisoned at Andersonville during the Civil War will be […]

Dedication of the Pennsylvania Memorial at Andersonville, Georgia

| March 30, 2012

On 7 December 1905, the Pennsylvania Memorial at Andersonville, Georgia, was dedicated. A commemorative volume was produced which included the history of the memorial, speeches given at the dedication, and a list of the veterans who had applied for free transportation to attend the ceremonies. The book has been digitized and is a free download […]

Pennsylvania Memorial at Andersonville, Georgia

| March 29, 2012

The Pennsylvania Memorial at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Georgia, is a 35 foot tall  marble arch that sits on top of a 20 square foot base.  At the top is a small a dome of Italian marble with a bronze sculpture of a Union prisoner of war who stands and sadly views the rows of […]

Death and Funeral of Capt. Richard Budd

| March 28, 2012

DEATHS AND FUNERALS CAPTAIN RICHARD BUDD LYKENS, 22 January 1904.— The great, well-known, patriotic, generous Capt. Richard Budd of Williamstown, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, after a lingering illness.  About two years and a-half ago he suffered a fracture of the right ankle from which he never recovered, and this, together with the death […]

Isaac Holland – Military & Masonic Funeral

| March 27, 2012

  ISAAC HOLLAND GIVEN MILITARY & MASONIC FUNERAL LYKENS, 23 November 1928. –Isaac William Holland, 84, Civil War Veteran, was buried in Wiconisco Monday with military and Masonic rites.  He died Thursday at Huntsville, Alabama, where he resided with a granddaughter for the past two years.  His body was brought to Wiconisco Sunday. Services were […]