Sunday, July 25, 2010
Spring Grove Cemetery Civil War Soldier Honor -BY BECKY BUREN
He served with A company in the Pennsylvania 147th, which fought at the battle of
Surviving the war, he lived as a veteran until February 11, 1913. Sadly, there was no
Headstone to mark his grave. Nor was there a military marker of any kind.
In the recent past a descendant of the Brown/Green family began researching the
Family genealogy. During that search she came across Alfred Holland Green. Finding
out he was laid to rest at Spring Grove Cemetery, his plot was located, but bare.
Through much hard work and contacts, arrangements were made to place a military
marker on the grave. A small dedication ceremony was given at Spring Grove on
July 17th, 2010. Almost a century after soldier Green was buried.
A few words were spoken in honor of Alfred Holland Green, civil war living historians
offered a gun salute with loud civil war era rifles, Taps was played by a solo horn
unseen up the hill that cascaded over the ceremony like a warm breeze. The flag was
then presented to the family members of soldier Green by U.S. Military Veterans of the
Tri-State Veterans Burial Group.
A military marker is now in place on the spot where this civil war soldier was laid
to rest in 1913. Alfred Holland Green May 5, 1843 - February 11, 1913.
--Photos also by Becky Buren