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, [log in to unmask] writes:
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 Cemetery
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 earliest
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", please
go to:



Walter Greenspan
Great Falls, MT & Jericho, NY