|Ohio Mini-Muster, 2008
|With Muster Cancelled for this year, the Annual GGOoG Award, for the first time ever, was presented in our chat room on the evening of May 24th. Even though not nearly the same as doing the presentation live, it was well received by the 15 members attending. The Award was presented by mobile_96, last years holder to none other than Marie, for recognition of her very helpful support in meeting 'Fresh Fish" and welcoming them to the group. Photos of Marie receiving the Award were taken on an outing to Fort Meigs, a War of 1812 Fort, at Toledo, on the 25th.|
the winners of the Medal of Honor during the Civil War were a group of
men that came to be called "The Andrews Raiders". Their raid into
Georgia, to steal a train and do as much damage as possible to
the Western and Atlantic Railroad while spiriting the train northward.
Although they managed to steal "General", little damage was incurred,
the Union recognized their efforts by awarding each member of the raid,
One of the Raiders, engineer William Knight, just happens to be buried just south of Marie. Marie had tried to locate the gravesite earlier, but, due to bad weather had to give up the attempt. On my visit to pass on the GGOoG Award, we decided to try and finish the quest of locating W. Knights final resting place. The following photos show the result of our quest. As you can see, "HUG" joined us in our search.
|May 19, 08. Memorial Day Fayette, Ohio. Marie, in her widow's weeds, reads a Poem* dedicated to the Fallen of all Wars.|
Fayette, Ohio monument
for the fallen of 1861-1865
Lime Creek Cemetery
Near Morenci, Michigan we discovered this small, hidden Cemetery with a Monument to fallen Michigan Civil War soldiers
|On this trip I was able to visit Sauder's living History Village. Check it out!
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