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Civil War veteran marker dedication included presentation of new flag

Published: August 9, 2017 12:00 AM
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The Civil War veteran marker dedication service at Captina AME Cemetery south of Barnesville Saturday, July 28 was well attended. The Belmont County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society secured a government issued marker for Singleton Myers, 1845-1938, a member of the 100th Infantry, U.S. Colored Troops, whose grave was unmarked until this month. The dedication service followed the annual Myers-Hamilton Reunion, founded during Myers's lifetime, at Barnesville Memorial Park earlier that day.

An added feature of the program was the presentation to the Somerset Township Trustees of an "Honor and Remember Flag" to hang below the U.S. Flag at the cemetery where nine African American Civil War veterans are buried. The flag was secured by genealogy society member Cheryl Skinner, also a member of the Patriot Guard.

The genealogical society is currently seeking descendants of the the three remaining unmarked veterans graves at the cemetery Markus Peterson, Frank Lynn and Henry Flowers as part of the Belmont County OGS Cemetery Project. Information on the effort is posted on the group's website at: http://www.belmontccogs.org/


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