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1926 Montgomery County Civil War Veterans
Source: Waveland Independent Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana June 4, 1926
The attendance at the Memorial Services at the Christian Church on Sunday afternoon was larger than that of last year, but that is not saying much. Only three of the veterans of the Civil War were able to be present: Hezekiah Zachary, Henry H. Lough and Henry Loudermill. Seven of the American Legion boys' formed an escort. Rev. F. E. Graves, of New Ross, delivered an excellent address taking as his subject "Supreme Sacrifice." His text was: "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and follow me." He was heard with close attention. Good music was rendered by a union choir. The graves in the town cemeteries were decorated after the services, those out of town having been decorated by committees in the morning. There are eighty-five soldiers of all wars buried in the township. There are but seven veterans of the Civil War living in the same boundaries. These are Hezekiah Zachary, Henry H. Lough, Henry Loudermill, Marcus 0. Sullivan, Seth E. Cuppy, Thomas N. Moody and Milton Carrington. When the relatively small number of ex-service men of the World War in the township is compared with the larger number of soldiers of the Civil War, living and dead, it will be seen that practically the entire man power of the nation was called out in the older conflict. The attendance at the services on Sunday afternoon was not creditable to the town or community. Reports from other places show much greater interest. It is suggested that another year it would be better to hold the services in the morning instead of the afternoon.
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