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By RICK BOSTON
Staff Writer 

Monument Honoring Cove-Area Civil War Soldiers to be Dedicated

 

September 23, 2021

Rick Boston

A memorial to the 70 Cove men who fought in the battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War will be dedicated on Saturday, Oct. 9.

On April 12, 1861, the union of the United States of America dissolved. It would take four years, and the loss of about three percent of the population, to bring an end to the conflict and reunite a fractured Union.

When the first shots of the war were fired at Fort Sumpter South Carolina, then President Abraham Lincoln put out a call to arms and by the time the war ended, an estimated 2 million men served in the Union Army, with about 360,000 of them coming from Pennsylvania, the second most of any state.

According to former Martinsburg Borough Manager and Civil War Historian Randy Stoltz...



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