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The pictures shown below were taken during the preparation for a head stone marker ceremony at Pisgah Cemetary near Wood Heights, Missouri, east of Excelsior Springs, Missouri. The ceremony will honor six soldiers from a Colorado Company who gave their lives in the Battle of Fredericksburg in 1864. Their mass grave in Pisgah Cemetery will now have an appropriate head stone. These pictures were taken in June and July 2005 when Charles McCorkendale and Brian Smarker set the new grave stone marker.

Preparation Work for Pisgah Cemetary Grave Marker
On June 21st, Charles McCorkendale is shown here digging the hole in preparation for a concreate base for the stone grave marker.
Brian Smarker is shown here by helping out with the completion of digging the hole in preparation for a concreate base for the stone grave marker.
On July 8th, two gentlemen from a local concrete company add to the final touches in preparation for pouring concrete to support as a base for the stone marker.
Charles McCorkendale is shown here on July 8th, delivering the stone grave marker to Pisgah Cemetary.
Charles McCorkendale is shown here on July 14th, moving the stone marker into position in order to place it on the recently poured base.
Stone Marker set and ready for the grave marker dedication ceremony. On 17 July 2005, Westport Camp #64 participated in a grave dedication ceremony honoring six soldiers from a Colorado Company who died at the Battle of Fredericksburg in 1864. The ceremony was held at Pisgah Cemetary, a small cemetary East of Excelsior Springs, Missouri.

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