ceremonial dedication of two previously-unmarked
civil war veterans' graves
saturday, may 7, 2016
the CEREMONIAL DEDICATION OF THE NEWLY-MARKED GRAVES OF private henry mumford and musician wilber d. perry
After the meal, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the First Nebraska reenactors will conduct a formal ceremony to dedicate the tombstones at the previously-unmarked graves of two Civil War veterans.
Private Henry Mumford of the First Nebraska died in 1877. His grave was marked by a private stone that had fallen into small pieces until the first funds from this Civil War project were used to install a military headstone.
Musician Wilber D. Perry of the 10th West Virginia Infantry was a drummer. He survived two years as a prisoner of war. His grave was unmarked; any private marker had disappeared long long ago.
It was the state of Private Mumford's grave that led to this fundraising project. The project is to raise money to install military tombstones at unmarked graves, and bronze flag markers (which hold small flags) at all graves.
where the heck is table rock, nebraska?
Table Rock is halfway between Pawnee City and Humboldt. It is about 75 miles south of Lincoln and 90 miles south of Omaha. It is at the intersection of Highways 4 and 65.
more ab0ut the groups who are participating
About the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
About the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War
about the reenactors who will participate
Read more about the men buried in Table Rock: