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Gravestone Cleaning and Repair, Salem Church Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana, April 8, 2006
On a very windy Saturday, April 8th, 2006, seven members of the Ben Harrison Camp cleaned and/or repaired six Civil War Veteran’s grave stones in the Salem Church Cemetery in Hendricks County, Liberty Township Indiana. This cemetery is located at the intersection of County Road 850 S & 375 E. The cemetery is situated next to the beautifully reconstructed Salem Church. The Workshop was conducted by Camp Commander Phil McClure who has many years of experience in such matters. The six Civil War veterans whose stones were repaired and/or cleaned are as follows:
John W. Cutshall, Musician, Co. H, 54th Indiana Volunteer Infantry
George B. Cutshall, Musician, Co. H, 54th Indiana Volunteer Infantry
John M. Bray, Private, Co. B, 7th Indiana Volunteer Infantry
Jesse B. Carter, Private, Co. C, 70th Indiana Volunteer Infantry
Lewis C. Franklin, Private Co. C, 70th Indiana Volunteer Infantry
Miles W. Bray, Private, Co. C, 70th Indiana Volunteer Infantry
Note: The stone of Enos C. Bray was cleaned on November 6, 2006 and was not cleaned in April with the others because it was not known at the time that he was a Civil War veteran.
His name and regiment are as follows:
Enos C. Bray, Private, Co. B, 7th Indiana Volunteer Infantry
The pictures of the six stones are shown below, before and after cleaning and/or repair.
The Camp members in attendance were: Camp Commander Phil McClure, Mike Beck, Tim Beckman, Garry Walls, David Wiley, Jerry Thompson, and Roger Lester (see the pictures below of the work in the cemetery).
The camp would like to thank the Salem Church and members John and Phyllis Parsons for their help and assistance in this project.
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