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Replacing the damaged Civil War marker of an ancestor.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:  Today is the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.  Last year I thought I would apply to have my great-great grandfather's faded military marble marker redone.  I understand I can apply from the U.S. Government for a new stone?

 

 

 

Answer:  You can make an application to the U.S. Government via the Veteran's Agent in the town/city your ancestor is buried in.  The rules of the cemetery may cause a flat marker, versus an upright marker in certain sections to be allowed.  Though marble is traditional, I have opted for granite upright when it is allowed.  You can get the PDF for the form (VA 40-1440) you will need online at: http://www.cem.va.gov/hm_hm.asp

 

 

 


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