Civil War Soldiers with Secrets: Women in Uniform by Kathleen Heyworth
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,
Komen Memorial has selected to be one of twenty-six locations across the country to launch the new Susan G. Komen MORE THAN PINK Walk™ event, which along with a new name will include a fresh new look and experience focused on energizing the community around the lifesaving work Komen’s supporters make possible. This new approach is based on input from participants across the country, data from nine pilot events in 2018, and by Komen’s own observations from years as the leader in breast cancer walks.
Capitol Avenue will be closed between 11th and 9th street by 8:30 am.
The parade will start promptly at 10:20 in that area, to reach the State Capital grounds at 2nd and Capitol no later than 11 am.
SMTD transfer area will relocate on Jackson between 4th and 5th and on 5th between Jackson and Cook, morning only. SPD will provide road blocks at the intersections up to 2nd street and into the circle drive.