Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department of Florida
CONCORD CEMETERY PROJECT

On August 8th Brother Marshall Polston announced his plans to restore the Concord Cemetery in Casselberry, Florida. He made this announcement at the Casselberry City Council meeting.

 

The City of Casselberry recognizes the historic and cultural heritage value that these grounds hold for the people of Casselberry. The City council was very pleased and will support this project.

 

Marshall has found some Confederate veterans buried there and is researching the possibility that Federal soldiers are also buried at this historic location. Brother Polston is working with our Civil War Memorials Officer Brother Hoover.

 

The Concord Cemetery has no grave markers except for three graves of the Hooker family.

 

The Project hopes to accomplish the following tasks:

 

1) Place headstones at the gravesites of the veterans buried there.

 

2) For the unknown Federal soldiers who died there during the seminole wars we intend to place a stone as a testament to their service

 

3) The Seminoles have been contacted to partner with us and honor their dead as well.

 

4) A Flag pole will be erected. Hopfully Concord Cemetery can be a Veteran Memorial Ground where the people of Casselberry can come to honor their past and those veterans buried there for Memorial Day and Veterans Day services.

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