Historian Pat Medert spoke on those buried there...and veterans groups gave full honors.
The center of interest was a marble obelisk - a column or spire - surrounded by 13 graves in a unique "Civil War Circle" configuration, the first monument to the war in Ross County, in 1863.
Maggie Ackley of the Frankfort Historical Society said this is intended to be only the FIRST annual memorial ceremony in Concord Township cemeteries. Terri Cory of the Frankfort Historical Society acted as emcee.
More than 60 attended the event, where the rain held off...just long enough.
Adena High School freshman Daniel Waugh was dressed not just in Civil War wool, but also explained...and demonstrated...the bugle calls used at the time.
His parents were also there in period garb - but Daniel was the first in the family to do that, five years ago at age nine. His parents soon joined him in the effort. They recently returned from the Gettysburg 150th commemoration.
Daniel also bugles at other local historical ceremonies.
This one, coordinated by the Frankfort Historical Society, was to commemorate the Civil War monument in a modest little cemetery a corner of Frankfort....and the need to restore it.
The Frankfort Historical Society sends a newsletter twice a year to members, and they meet quarterly. Joe & Terri Cory can give more information on the society, and the cemetery effort, at 740 / 998-2115.
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