Saturday, May 28th, 2011:
The City of Revere, through the efforts of the Rumney Marsh Burial Grounds Renovation Committee, marked the 150th anniversary of the Civil War at the historic Rumney Marsh Burial Grounds complete with Civil War re-enactors from the 9th Mass. Battery of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War under the command of Commander George Maple.
The Rumney Marsh Burial Ground has over ten Civil War soldiers, including Revolutionary and slaves buried. The Civil War dead have a special place in this cemetery that the city and residents have given a rebirth with a major cleanup and complete renovations.
Events to mark various historical moments during the war; include the firing on Ft. Sumter to the Battle of Gettysburg and the address to the surrender of Confederate States of America at Appomattox Court House, just to name a few.
From Boston.com: “Deep in a quiet residential neighborhood yesterday, Civil War re-enactors carrying muskets stood by in a leafy, well-tended burial ground as police officers fired a rifle salute honoring local veterans, some of whom fought before the Revolutionary War.” To see the rest of the article, click here.