Letter: Families can honor Civil War soldiers with marker

This correspondence is for relatives of Civil War veterans who were honorably discharged and served in the Union forces.

The veteran is eligible for a government marker at no cost to the veteran’s relatives, even after 153 years. Here are the website and telephone number to get said markers: 1-800-697-6947 or
cem.va.gov.

I got my great-great-grandfather’s marker and had it sent to my address to make sure the information I filled out on the forms was correct. It was, and I took it to the Winchester Cemetery and had them install it for a fee of $100. The relatives do have the option of installing the marker themselves.

Glenn Powell

Winchester