Civil War veterans honored

Four Civil War veterans buried in unmarked graves in the Burr Oak Township Cemetery were properly honored last month at a gravestone dedication service.

Bev Greshaw, deputy clerk of Burr Oak Township found two of the graves while doing her job of noting each plot. Meanwhile, Anne Davis of Sturgis, Defender of Yesterday’s Heroes, found the other two in her research.

Burr Oak Civil War veterans, now in marked graves are: Sgt. Robert Gulliver, who served 1861 until 1865; Pvt. Levi Thompson, who served with the 61st New York Cavalry 1864-65; Pvt. Lewis Dunning, who served with Company E 5th Infantry regular army through the entire war; and Pvt. Michael Gross, served with Company G 46th New York Infantry. He joined in 1861 and was discharged a year later due to disability.

Participating in the dedication Sunday were Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, March to the Sea Camp No. 135, Michigan Army National Guard honor guard, LaGrange de LaFayette Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution and Tri-State Genealogical Society.

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