Southern Cross Dedication

August 5, 2013

martin van buren hickokOn Saturday, July 13, 2013, the Fincastle Chapter hosted and sponsored the dedication of a Southern Cross at the grave of Lt. Martin Van Burn Hickok. The ceremony was held at the Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery in Springwood, Va. Hickok, a Botetourt County native, was a member of Co. D, 11th VA Infantry. As color bearer, he was wounded seven times in combat including three times during the Battle at Gettysburg. Father Abram Joseph Ryan’s poem C.S.A was read during the ceremony. Many thanks to those who travelled to join us on this special day!

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