Union Military Marker Dedication

Sponsored by the Matagorda County Historical Commission
October 22, 2011
11 a. m.
Palacios Cemetery

Conducted by
 Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lea USN, Camp 2,
Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War

&
Sarah Emma Seelye Auxiliary #1
Auxiliary to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War


For more information on Union soldiers buried in Matagorda County visit
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Article in Galveston Daily News
 


Dr. Stevenson Holmes & David K. LaBrot
 



Gathering of camp members
l to r Samuel Hampton, Dave Daniels, Tom Penney
& David LaBrot, Stephen Duncan (without cap)
 


Six of participating camp members
l to r Samuel Hampton, Dave Daniels, David LaBrot,
Tim Penney, Stephen Duncan & Michael Lance
 


Posting the colors
 


Camp Chaplain and State Commander
 


Prayer
 


The Chaplain invoking the blessing.
Dr. Stevenson Holmes & David LaBrot
 
"Here lies the body of a true hearted,
brave and earnest defender
of the Republic."

 

"Officer of the day set up
the symbol of the army."

 

A musket with fixed bayonet
set up against the monument,
canteen and haversack hanging from it.

 

Tom Penney



 

Dave Daniels & evergreen tribute for Pvt. Jewel
Symbol of an undying love for the comrades of the war


Salute to Pvt. Jewel
Dave Daniels
 


Auxiliary members Betty Hampton & Norma Pollard
placing the red rose tribute, symbol or purity, for Pvt. Morris
 


Auxiliary members Vali Reyes & Emma Valdez
placing the red rose tribute on the grave of Pvt. Jewel
 


Grapevine Tribute, symbol of victory, by Stephen Duncan
on the grave of Pvt. Morris
 


Salute to Pvt. Morris by Stephen Duncan

 


Flag placement on the grave of Pvt. Morris by David LaBrot
 


Flag placement on the grave of Samuel V. Jewel by David LaBrot
 


Musket Salute
 


Reloading
 


Camp Members - Dave Daniels, Tom Penney, Michael Lance,
Samuel Hampton, Dale Leach & Stephen Duncan
 


Ceremony

 


Camp Member Dave Daniels
 


Dr. Stevenson Holmes & David LaBrot
 


Camp Flags
 


Auxiliary members
1-Norma Pollard, 3-Vali Reyes, 4-Betty Hampton, 5-Emma Valdes
2-Sheryl Parker, Sarah Emma Edmonds Tent #4, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War
 


Observers
 



Camp and Auxiliary members with members of Palacios Queen-Hamlin VFW Post & Bay City Philip H. Parker VFW Post
 


Participants


 

 Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lea USN, Camp 2,  Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War
 

David K. LaBrot - Commander, Department of Texas, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Samuel Hampton - Commander, Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lea, USN, Camp #2, SUVCW

Dr. Stevenson Holmes - Senior Vice-Commander, Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lea, USN, Camp #2 SUVCW & Department of Texas Chaplain

Dave Daniels - Junior Vice-Commander, Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lea, USN, Camp #2, SUVCW

Dale Leach - Chaplain, Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lea, USN, Camp #2, SUVCW

Michael Lance - Historian, Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lea, USN, Camp #2, SUVCW

Tom Penney - Officer of the Day

Stephen Duncan, Member, Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lea, USN, Camp #2, SUVCW

Sarah Emma Seelye Auxiliary #1 Auxiliary to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Valencia Reyes - President, Sarah Emma Seeyle Auxiliary #1, ASUVCW

Betty Sue Hampton - Chaplain, Sarah Emma Seeyle Auxiliary #1, ASUVCW

Emma Valdes - Historian/Personal Aide, Sarah Emma Seeyle Auxiliary #1, ASUVCW

Norma Pollard, Member, Sarah Emma Seeyle Auxiliary #1, ASUVCW
 

 

Copyright 2011 - Present
by
Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lea USN, Camp 2, SUVCW & Sarah Emma Seelye Auxiliary #1, ASUVCW
All rights reserved

Created
October 22, 2011
Updated
Oct. 25, 2011
   

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