Memorial Day tribute to honor Civil War veterans

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Updated: 5/24/2013 10:26 am
VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. (KRNV & -- A Memorial Day tribute will be paid to Civil War veterans buried in the Virginia City cemeteries by members of The Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUCW), who will be dressed in period uniforms.

The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Monday, May 27 at the Virginia City cemeteries on the north end of Virginia City. Members of the William Passmore Carlin Camp 25 of the SUVCW of Reno will conduct the ceremony that will include presentation of colors and pledge of allegiance, playing of Taps, presentation of a memorial wreath, a prayer, and a brief address.

The memorial tribute will conclude a weekend of activities by Civil War enthusiasts commemorating the 150th anniversary of the organization of the 1st Battalion Nevada Volunteer Cavalry, including an encampment in Virginia City over the weekend. The event includes a Civil War encampment, participation in the Virginia City Memorial Day Parade, and a day-long display of Civil War artifacts and presentation at the Comstock Firemen’s Museum at 2 p.m. on Saturday. During the Civil War the building served as Hammel’s Original Saloon and served a dual purpose as an army recruiting office.

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