Rose recognized by SUVCW for honoring Civil War veterans

Courtesy photo Jeanne Rose receives the Abraham Lincoln Award from Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Immediate Past Camp Commander Paul Silver (right), of Little Lake, and Department of Michigan Commander David W. Smith, of Traverse City.

ESCANABA — Jeanne Rose received the Abraham Lincoln Award for her work in identifying and assisting in marking the graves of Civil War veterans in Lakeview Cemetery from Camp 266 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

Rose produced a free, self-guided walking tour brochure and map, which is available in a pamphlet rack at the door of the cemetery office, 2110 3rd Ave. S., Escanaba. Those interested in knowing more about the Civil War veterans buried in Lakeview Cemetery will be able to find where the veterans served and to locate their graves.

Without the special flag holders, many of these veterans would be otherwise unnoticed because they are buried on family lots without a military marker.

The award was presented by immediate past camp commander Paul Silver, of Little Lake, and Department of Michigan Commander David W. Smith, of Traverse City.

The SUVCW is a fraternal organization dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of heroes who fought and worked to save the Union. Organized in 1881 and chartered by Congress in 1954. It is the legal successor to the Grand Army of the Republic. The camp in the Upper Peninsula focuses on locating and maintaining graves of Civil War veterans and presenting programs about the history of the Civil War.

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