Posted 12 months ago
By Kevin Horn
Researchers participating in the “Adopt a Civil War Soldier” program at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center discovered three soldiers buried in the Alliance City Cemetery whose graves were never marked with headstones. Stones have been received from the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs and the Museum Partners have paid to have them set. Donations from the United Way and the Mission Store along with a discounted rate from Palmer Monument Company have helped defray the costs.
A dedication ceremony will be conducted on Saturday, September 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Alliance City Cemetery by the Department of Nebraska Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Taps will be played by Dick Rischling. You are asked to bring your lawn chairs.
Following the ceremony, an Open House will be held at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Notebooks of the 61 completed Civil War soldiers’ biographies will be on display along with the names of the 35 soldiers yet to be adopted.
Refreshments will also be provided.