Archive for July, 2017

23rd OVI Marker Dedication at Woodland Cemetery

July 8, 2017

Garfield Camp members are invited to attend a ceremony sponsored by the Woodland Cemetery Foundation dedicating a marker to the 23rd OVI at Woodland Cemetery on July 29 at 11 am.  The 73rd OVI Band will be performing and a tour of the cemetery will be offered.  Woodland Cemetery is located at 6901 Woodland Avenue.  More information is available here.

Private James M. McClelland Medal of Honor Headstone Ceremony

July 2, 2017

On June 17, 2017 members of the James A. Garfield Camp participated in a Medal of Honor Headstone ceremony for Private James M. McClelland.  McClelland served in Company B of the 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and received the Medal of Honor for his actions at Vicksburg on May 22, 1863.  Private McClelland is buried at Riverside Cemetery in Cleveland (special thanks to Mark Britton for the photographs).

 

 

Camp members Mark Britton (Camp Commander), Jon Silvis (Junior Vice-Commander), The Reverend Jerome Lukachinsky (Chaplain) and Bill Stark (Grave Registration Officer).