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Thursday, April 9, 2015, 3:15 P.M., Lakeside Cemetery

The City of Hancock is participating in the National Park Service’s initiative “Bells across the Land: A Nation Remembers Appomattox” commemorating the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.

Hancock’s commemoration is scheduled for Thursday, April 9, 2015, at 3:15 P.M. The event will commence at Lakeside Cemetery, where a brief ceremony honoring the Civil War veterans laid to rest there: David William Cornwall, Herman Hitcamp, Jacob Kempfer, Conrad Kimball, Thomas D. Mason, William H. Mason, Joseph Newfisher, Henry Prestage, James S. Ross, Peter Schrack, and Archibald James Scott, will begin with a ringing of hand bells.

The commemoration will then proceed to Church of the Resurrection, where the hand bells will again be rung to honor Civil War veteran Cornelius Buckley who is buried in the Catholic Cemetery under the church.

The ceremony will conclude at Hancock City Hall, where the bell will be rung 13 times: once for each of the 12 Civil War veterans known to be buried within the city and once more for all who served in or were affected by the conflict.

A limited number of hand bells will be available thanks to the generosity of the Salvation Army of Hancock. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own bells if possible. All are invited to gather at Habañeros Fresh Mexican Kitchen in the Scott Building, erected by and named for Civil War veteran A.J. Scott, following the commemoration.

For additional information about this event and/or to identify other Civil War veterans buried in Hancock, please contact John Haeussler at (906)483-0144.