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Memorial Ceremony honor Civil War Veterans
Grove Hill Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Rockville

The Alden Skinner Camp of the Sons of Union Veterans will place flags at the grave of Civil War veterans at Grove Hill Cemetery beginning at 6 p.m., then at 7 p.m. conduct a brief memorial service at the grave of Col. Thomas Burpee, a Vernon man and commander of the 21st Connecticut Volunteers who was fatally wounded by a rebel sharpshooter at the Battle of Cold Harbor and died on June 9, 1864. The ceremony will include Civil War reenactors firing a salute, a wreath laying at Burpee’s grave, and a reading of the names of Vernon and Rockville’s Civil War veterans. (For more information about the museum, follow this link: