Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Honoring Sgt William Francis of Albany, 54th Mass. Infantry

There will be a dedication of a new grave stone marker for Sgt William Francis of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, an Albany resident at the Albany Rural Cemetary in Menands, NY. The date is Oct. 7, 2009 at 11:00am and should last about an hour. Numerous digitaries will be in attendance. The event is sponsored by the Capital District Civil War Round Table.

The grave stone is an official stone provided by the United States government for Civil War Veterans.

Sgt. William Francis was an African American who lived in the Arbor Hill area of Albany when he enlisted.

Please share this notice with anyone in the area that might find it relevant such as churches, and Veterans groups.

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