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THE FIRST STONES HAVE ARRIVED

AT

LOUDON PARK CEMETERY!!!

 

More Photos Below

The marker shown above is just one of the first 25 stones to arrive at Loudon Park Cemetery as part of the Adopt a Confederate Program.  The Confederate Cross of Honor will appear on each stone as a gift from the engraver. Many more stones have since been installed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confederate Hill can be seen to the right of center on the above map, just under the cemetery section labeled “VV.”  The main entrance to the cemetery is on Wilkens Avenue and is located to the lower left of center on the map and labeled “Gate.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial wreaths are presented, June 7, 2008.

(Courtesy Ms. Jean Borne)

 

The Honor Guard fires a volley in salute, June 7, 2008.

(Courtesy Ms. Jean Borne)

 

 

 

 

The Gilmor Camp Color Guard, June 7, 2008.

(Courtesy Mr. Polaski)

 

The Gilmor Camp Color Guard, June 7, 2008.

(Courtesy Mr. Polaski)

 

 

 

 

The Honor Guard, June 7, 2008.

(Courtesy Mr. Polaski)

 

Ask me if I’m hot in that uniform.  Go ahead, ask me!

 

 

 

 

Col. Harry Gilmor’s monument June 7, 2008.

(Courtesy Mr. Polaski)

 

Co.’s H & A monument June 7, 2008.

(Courtesy Mr. Polaski)

 

 

 

 

Members of the 4th NC Infantry attend the 2008 dedication of their adopted veteran, John B. Lockett of Co. K., 4th NC Infantry.

 

Volunteers placed Confederate flags at each marker on “Confederate Hill” before the ceremony. (2008)

 

 

 

 

Compatriots Hobert Halsey (L) and Ralph Vincent (also of the Friends of President Street Station), rest under the shade of an ancient oak. (2008)

 

Several members of the Gilmor Camp Color Guard anxiously await orders to march. (2008)

 

 

 

 

Gilmor Camp Color Sergeant Bob Lyons (L) and Bruce Null are ready to march. (2008)

 

Gilmor Camp Color Guard. (2008)

 

 

 

 

Two Gilmor Camp Compatriots (Cmdr. Mike Williams – left and Jason Danker – right) stepped up and carried flags for Color Guard members felled by the extreme heat. (2008)

 

The Honor Guard marches off after the ceremonies are concluded. (2008)

 

 

 

 

‘The Gilmore Light Ensemble’ performs period music for those in attendance on June 7, 2008.

 

The Maryland Division Color Guard awaits orders to march. (2008)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gilmor Camp Compatriot Steve Adamski adds concrete.

(Photo provided by Lou Fritz, 2008)

 

Gilmor Camp Campatriots Bruce Null (L) and Hobert Halsey (R) prepare to install a new marker.

(Photo provided by Lou Fritz, 2008)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gilmor Camp Compatriots (L-R) John Ross, Mike Williams and Hobert Halsey prepare to install another marker.

 

(L-R) Mike Williams, John Ross, Jason Danker, Bob Lyons, Hobert Halsey and Bruce Null gather around the 1st Maryland Monument after installing yet another 25 new markers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gilmor Camp Campatriots Bruce Null (L) and Hobert Halsey (R) gather tools for the days work.

(Photo provided by Lou Fritz, 2008)

 

Gilmor Camp Campatriot Steve Smith enlarges a hole to receive a new marker.

(Photo provided by Lou Fritz, 2008)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William O. Sollers, Co D 1st MD Cav.

 

Gilmor Camp Compatriot John Ross installs a marker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Adamski readies a place for Frederick Crouch, 1st Richmond Howitzers.

 

Mike Williams, Bruce Null,Steve Smith and Steve Adamski in front of the marker for the 4 Unknowns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The original marker for Archibald Edwards

(Plot C-93) of the 21st Virginia.

 

A new marker for Pvt. Edwards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(L-R) Mike Williams, Bruce Null, Steve Adamski, Dan Pyle, Lou Fritz, Hobert Halsey, Jason Danker.

(Photo provided by Lou Fritz, 2008)

 

Harry Gilmor’s Birthday celebrated on Confederate Hill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘The Gilmore Light Ensemble’ performs period music during memorial ceremonies on June 5, 2004.

 

Some of the graves marked with various Confederate flags. (2004)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gilmor Camp Commander Michael K. Williams shelters from the rain before the ceremonies begin. (2004)

 

The Stonewall Jackson monument overlooks Confederate Hill veterans. (2004)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gilmor Camp Color Guard posts the colors. (2004)

 

Various organizations present wreaths. (2004)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co. A, 2nd Maryland Infantry fires a rifle salute. (2004)

 

Gilmor Camp Compatriot Hobert Halsey presents the new marker of his adopted veteran for installation and dedication on June 5th, 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Grave of Col. Harry W. Gilmor on Confederate Hill, Loudon Park Cemetery

 

The Grave of General Bradley T. Johnson on Confederate Hill, Loudon Park Cemetery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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