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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 28 Mar 2006 14:32:50 EST
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Hi Walter and others who might be interested,
Suggest you see that this information is passed on to members of  one of the 
reenacting Irish Brigade members. Here is the www for one  site.
This sounds like a pretty big restoration project, but one of the  purposes 
of many of our reenacting units is to adopt and care for and encourage  
government and private care for Civil War gravestones and other monuments.  Members 
of our unit, the 21st Georgia, even though right now none of the members  are 
from Georgia, and in fact many of our members are decendents of Union  
soldiers, have taken upon ourselves to replace and restore a number of grave  stones 
of members of the original 21st.
Les Buell, Surgeon
21st Georgia Volunteer Infantry
Army of Northern Virginia
In a message dated 3/28/2006 12:36:15 PM Eastern Standard Time,  
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According to today's (Sunday, March 26) NYC NEWSDAY, "Towering 50 feet  above 
the tombstones around it, a granite obelisk marks the spot in  Calvary 
where New York's Civil War soldiers were buried even as  the war raged on."

NEWSDAY continues, "The column is the centerpiece of  a once-proud monument 
commissioned by New York City in 1866. It is  believed to be the city's 
Civil War memorial. Sadly, it's also  one of its most decayed.  Dedicated to 
the Irish Brigade, a group of  predominantly Irish soldiers who sustained 
catastrophic losses during two  battles in 1862, the monument hasn't been 
tended in 
many  years."

Calvary Cemetery is located in the Woodside neighborhood of the  NYC Borough 
of Queens (coterminous with the NYS County of  Queens).

For the complete NYC NEWSDAY article, "Battle-worn marker  needs care", 
go  to:



Walter  Greenspan
Great Falls, MT & Jericho, NY