"Each grave has a flag holder representing the Grand Army of the Republic, the fraternal organization for Civil War veterans."
Three Civil War veterans in Alpena County finally have markings for their graves this Memorial Day, thanks to the efforts of a woman whose quest began with interest in one of her own ancestors.
Markers now are in place on the graves of Edwin R. Wyman, Augustus Johnrowe and William H. Egle. Each grave has a flag holder representing the Grand Army of the Republic, the fraternal organization for Civil War veterans.
Marcia Simmons of Harrisville led efforts to gain recognition for the three veterans.
She says her interest grew out of her quest many years ago to locate the final resting place of an ancestor. She hasn't located that site, but her search led to her book, "Civil War Veterans of Alpena County."
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