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As the last remaining Civil War veterans began to die, members of Ohio GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) posts worried that soon there would be no one left to remember those who had died in battle. The surviving members of the Joshua M. Wells Post No. 451, Department of Ohio, GAR, Columbus, Ohio, created the this plaque in 1909.

 

 

Ere Long Memorial

IN MEMORIAM

ERE - LONG

THE LAST COMRADE OF THE OLD ARMY

WILL HAVE ANSWERED

TO THE FINAL ROLL CALL.

DESIRING TO PERPETUATE IN LIVING MEMORY

THE SERVICES RENDERED IN DEFENSE OF

THEIR COUNTRY AND FLAG FROM 1861 TO 1865

BY THE COMRADES OF JOSHUA M. WELLS POST

NUMBER 451, DEPARTMENT OF OHIO

GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC

WE, THE SURVIVING COMRADES OF THE POST

HAVE PLANTED AND DEDICATED THIS TREE

IN F. C. AND L. NOVEMBER 3, 1909

Ere Long

 

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