Volunteers Dedicate Sign to Civil War Soldiers at Cadillac Cemetery

 

Local veteran groups honored the memories of the Northern Michigan men who served in the Civil War with a new sign at a Cadillac cemetery.

Dozens of people came out to watch the dedication ceremony Saturday at the Grand Army of the Republic post in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Grand Army of the Republic was an organization made up of Union veterans.

They served in the Army, Navy, Marines and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service (a predecessor of the U.S. Coast Guard) during the Civil War.

The Robert Finch Camp No. 14 says the sign cost $1,900 and took a little over a 18 months to raise the funds through grants and donations.

Volunteers and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War also helped to make the sign and the dedication possible.