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November 17, 2013

Civil War descendants to dedicate NH memorial

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire group is using the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address to dedicate a sundial to Union veterans of the Civil War.

Through the years, Grand Army of the Republic chapters in various states dedicated memorial sundials to veterans, but the one that was dedicated in 1942 in New Hampshire has since become lost.

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, which is related to the Grand Army of the Republic, is holding a dedication ceremony for a new sundial on Tuesday at the State House Plaza.

The event is being held on the 150th anniversary of the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery by President Abraham Lincoln. At that event, he presented the Gettysburg Address. The address will be read at the sundial dedication.

“The Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War-New Hampshire Department feels that not only is it an honor and privilege to replace the missing sundial, it is also our duty as descendants the Grand Army of the Republic to do so,” said David Nelson, New Hampshire Department deputy commander.

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