We would like to introduce ourselves to our visitors. This project is now being completed by American Civil War
Ancestor RG (Research Group) and the Department of Rhode Island of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War
(SUVCW) and the SUVCW National Committee on Graves Registration. The SUVCW are the true hiers to the Grand Army
of the Republic (G.A.R.) & we are charged with taking care of the men of the G.A.R., we also keep their memory alive
thru living histories, school demonstrations and other activities. One of the jobs that our committee does is to locate
and record all of the Civil War veterans in the national database (see link page) who are buried in Rhode Island, and
after they are located we flag their graves and try to take care of them as best we can. We work with towns and cities throughout
the state to ensure that these men will NEVER be forgotten.
As you can see to the right we have replaced the flag pole
which was lost to rotten wood and the elements sometime in the late 1900's (70s or 80s). We also cleaned, raised, straightened,
re-aligned the headstones, cleaned, and repointed the monument foundation.
Our next Step in this project is to replace every headstone in Prescott
and to research each man to create as much as a bio on them as we can, the data will be put in a book. This project has a
completion date in 2012, with luck we will have a ceremony on 11 November 2012.