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Civil War veteran to be honored

A Civil War veteran, James M. Parker, will be honored by receiving his long overdue headstone at 10:16 a.m. Friday at Graceland Cemetery, Mitchell. The Davison County Veteran Service office will hold a ceremony, and the public is invited. When Pa...

A Civil War veteran, James M. Parker, will be honored by receiving his long overdue headstone at 10:16 a.m. Friday at Graceland Cemetery, Mitchell.

The Davison County Veteran Service office will hold a ceremony, and the public is invited.

When Parker died, Rev. Tomlin at the Congregational United Church of Christ officiated his burial. The current Rev. Dr. Suzanne Burris of the Congregational United church of Christ will say a few words to honor Parker before the military funeral honors.

James M. Parker served in the Ohio Infantry, 21st Regiment Company I. His occupation before entering the Union Army was that of a teacher. Parker was wounded at the Battle of Stone River and was a prisoner or war for a brief period of time. At the time of his discharge he obtained the rank of Corporal.

The Davison County Veteran Service Office would like to express appreciation to Shafer Memorials for accepting the headstone and properly setting the headstone when the ground was ready.

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