Two Civil War soldiers to be honored Saturday
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:13:26 GMT —
Two Civil War Medal of Honor recipients from Kalkaska County are being honored on Saturday.
The Robert Finch Camp No. 14 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is hosting a ceremony for Sergeant Charles Depuy and Sergeant Charles Thatcher. They were buried at Evergreen Cemetary and are being honored more than 100 years later.
Both Charlie's received their medals in 1896 and served for the First Michigan Sharpshooter Regiment.
Don Bellinger, Kalkaska Museum Director, said, "Seven-Hundred...won the Medal of Honor in the Civil War and we have two of them right here in Kalkaska. That's pretty neat, I think."
The ceremony's main service is a graveside dedication and is open to the public. It will begin at 11 am Saturday at Evergreen Cemetary.