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Ottawa War Hero Remembered This Weekend

Posted by wlpo on April 12, 2012

A civil war general called one of the greatest Union generals by Ulysses S. Grant will be celebrated this weekend in Ottawa.

General William H.L. Wallace died in the famous battle of Shiloh in April of 1862.  The 150th anniversary of his death will be marked Saturday and Sunday with Civil War re-enactors, guided tours, a Wallace documentary and a ceremony dedicating ground for a new Wallace monument.  Proceeds from the weekend will go towards the new monument in Ottawa Avenue Cemetery.

Wallace is buried along with his wife and daughter in the Dickey Cemetery along Caton Road in Ottawa.  The burial site is decaying on not accessible to the public since its on private property.  Arrangements have been made with the landowners this weekend to have bus tours to the Wallace gravesite.

Sanders says the cemetery group wants to raise 30 thousand dollars.  They’ll use around ten thousand to build the new Wallace monument and use the rest to renovate Wallace’s gravesite at the Dickey Cemetery.

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