Monday, August 15, 2016

Moberly's Oakland Cemetery Monuments

Ladies & Gentlemen,
     The Three Civil War Monuments in Moberly's Oakland Cemetery have been restored. Thanks should be extended to the City of Moberly & the Randolph County Historical Society for there efforts in leading the way in what is a source of pride for many people in many different ways.

    This event is a part of the City of Moberly 150th year Sesquicentennial. Re-dedication of each monument will take place on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH  STARTING AT 2:00 PM. Posting of the Colors will start at the GAR's Soldiers Monument on the west side of the cemetery. Proceed to the GAR Lincoln Monument at the center and end with the UDC Monument at the foot of the hill.

     SUV & DUV members with be responsible for the speakers at both GAR monuments and SCV & UDC members for the UDC monument. The City & RCHS can have and invite as many additional speakers as they wish. It is the desire of this writer to have as many Dignitaries & Scholars here to participate.

     This notice is being widely distributed among members of the SUV, DUV, UDC & SCV/MOSB. MCWRA Civil War Re-enacting Company members in Missouri and surrounding states.

      This Magic City came to be at the close of the war and was built by the survivors. It sprang up around the railroads going west and southwest and the coal mines that fueled them. There are well over 100 known soldiers of that conflict buried in this one cemetery. The three monuments erected here are very unique and a great source of pride for the community.

     We hope you can join us there! Take the Rollins Street exit off US HWY 63 about 1 mile south of junction US HWY 24. Oakland Cemetery is on the north side of Rollins Street a very short from HWY 63.

     Cannons will be posted at monuments when they arrive.

     Color Guards will line up to the east and north parts of the cemetery and march to the "west". UDC monument is in the southeast center and will be closet to your parking at the end of the day.

      There will be some activities before the ceremony.
Welcome to this special place & day.

Neil Block, Farris Battery
SCV Missouri Division
Graves Committeeman
Camp #1743, Huntsville, Mo