Headstones to be dedicated for Civil War veterans

Headstones to be dedicated for Civil War veterans
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On May 16 in Baltic, American Legion Post 494 of Sugarcreek will help dedicate three headstones for the Miller brothers, who served in the 67th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Co. C, during the Civil War.

                        

American Legion Post 494 of Sugarcreek and Forrest Chanay of the Holmes County Civil War Roundtable will dedicate three headstones for the Miller brothers, who served in the 67th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Co. C, during the Civil War. The brothers — Tobias, Isaac and Stephen — served with honor and valor.

On Sunday, May 16, a public dedication of the new headstones will be held at the Shutt-Berger Cemetery, located just outside of the Baltic limits on Township Road 175. Music from 1:40-2 p.m. will be provided by Steve and Lisa Ball and Larry Stahl. Members of American Legion Post 494 will lead the ceremony. Chanay, a veteran himself, will have charge of the dedication of the headstones, using the dedication prescribed by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

The Ladies of the GAR will strew flowers at their graves, and Jerry Payn as Abe Lincoln will have a few words for the occasion.

Tobias and Stephen were both killed in the second battle to take Fort Wagner, South Carolina on July 18, 1863. This battle is made famous by the movie, “Glory.”

Isaac survived the war and lived a successful life. He died in 1900. The story goes that Isaac arranged to have his brothers’ bodies brought back from South Carolina and buried in the Shutt-Berger (Church of the Brethren) Cemetery at Baltic some years after the war.

The 41st OVI and other re-enactors will provide honors for the three veterans. Boy Scout Troop 91 will assist with the ceremony, and Miller family relatives Evelyn Ting from Brunswick, Georgia and Rod Miller of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania will participate in the event.

The community is encouraged to attend the ceremony. Social distancing and masks are recommended. Bring your own lawn chairs.

For more information or to share anything about the Miller brothers, call Jeff Schrock at 330-473-5928 or Chanay at 330-276-6202.


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