The staff of Indiantown Gap National Cemetery has informed the Patriot Guard Riders that the remains of three Civil War soldiers will be interred with full military honors Wednesday, November 16th. The soldiers’ remains are being moved from a cemetery that has fallen into disrepair. The soldiers are William Anderson, Greenburg Stanton and John Nelson.
William Anderson was a corporal in the renowned 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry that was featured in the movie “Glory.” Stanton was a private in the Massachusetts cavalry. Details of Nelson’s service record aren’t known.
INTERMENT CEREMONY: IGNC, Wednesday November 16 at 1300 HRS
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
Staging: 1230 HRS
Stage at the parking lot opposite the rear of the PA Memorial, (turn left at the US Flag Circle).
NOTE: Concealed carry permits are NOT recognized on military installations and federal reservations. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery is a federal reservation. Do not bring weapons or hazardous materials to this mission.
RCIC: Steve Vassar, SRC-Region 8