The year 2011 marks the beginning of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War. Those who are regular readers know the extensive work that has been done for the past few months gathering the names of Irish Civil War vets interred in St. Pat's. Eileen, Walter, and myself have been gathering not only burial info, but regimental and family info where applicable. These were real people with hopes and dreams who experienced the battlefield. Many of them took America as their new home and picked up arms to show their commitment. It is only right and just this be done in their name. The cemetery office was given a copy of the spreadsheet which is 90% complete. (Hey, it was a bigger job than we could imagine, but we couldn't let it go.) We hope those who are searching for ancestors will find some benefit from our labors. Eileen and Walter spoke at several of the CW vets graves. Next year we will begin dedicating CW stones for those who are missing markers.
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