Civil War veteran to receive new military grave marker

Civil War veteran to receive new military grave marker

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On Saturday, Dec. 10, the New Philadelphia VFW Post 1445 Military Honor Guard will be joined by the 41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment, a Civil War reenactment unit, to dedicate a new military grave marker for Pvt. Jacob Baad, a veteran of the 67th Ohio Volunteer Infantry who served in the Union Army during the Civil War.

The dedication ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at the Ridge Road Cemetery in New Philadelphia, Goshen Township Road 306.

The public is invited to attend, but this is an outdoor event in December on a hill top at a location with limited parking and no seating. The event is expected to last 15-30 minutes.

Working with the Tuscarawas County Veterans Service Office and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VFW Post 1445 has replaced the original military headstone for Baad.

It stood for 140 years, and time and the elements took their toll. The 41st OVI will conduct the traditional ceremony according to guidelines ascribed by the Grand Army of the Republic. Welty Middle School eighth-grader Caleb Crowthers will recite the Gettysburg Address.

For more information call or text Jerry Chenevey, post chaplain of New Philadelphia VFW Post 1445, at 717-476-1203 or email pawoodcutter@yahoo.com.