Despite the seeming lack of local newspaper coverage, the long-awaited event was well-attended.
As explained in the current issue of the Swamp Angel, the newsletter of the QGCWRT, “We owe this wonderful accomplishment to the hard work of QGCWRT member and Gillmore historian Matt Weisman. Without his perseverance this commemoration would not have been possible and very likely never even considered.”
Lorain owes Matt a huge debt of gratitude.
The ceremony was quite wonderful. It included Civil War reenactors provided by James A. Garfield Sons of Union Veterans Post #142; period music by Cpl. Timothy Krugman, Musician of the 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry; Taps and Reveille played by Jim Cherven, Bugler for the 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery H, Toledo, Ohio. Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer gave a short, eloquent speech.
All in all, it was a great ceremony. Here are a few of the sights.
|Before the unveiling|