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A Civil War Drive Through Oak Ridge Cemetery
June 13 @ 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
A Civil War Drive Through Oak Ridge Cemetery: A Private, A Daughter, and A Colonel
The Summer Civil War Series will begin with a Civil War Cemetery Drive on Thursday, June 13. The event will start at 5:15 pm at Oak Ridge Cemetery. At each of the three grave sites, a program of music and a talk about the individual will be presented:
- Governor John Tanner, a private in the Civil War, discussed by John Alexander and Chuck Murphy with music from the Old Capitol Choral Singers
- Nellie Grant Jones, the daughter of General U.S. Grant with Larry Werline portraying General U.S. Grant and Jeannie Alexander telling the story of his daughter. Civil War aires will be played on violin by Rachel Helton
- Colonel Samuel Shoup, the last Civil War-time commander of the 114th Illinois Volunteer Infantry will be chronicled by Richard Shatchsiek, current Colonel of the 114th Reactivated. The musicians of the 114th Reactivated will begin a variety of tunes,