On Aug. 27, a commemorative marker was installed on the grave of Ferdinand Scheibe in Mount Hope Cemetery, West Point, honoring him as the last Civil War soldier buried in Cuming County. The marker is part of the Last Soldier Project, sponsored by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW).
Scheibe is one of 220 Civil War veterans buried in Cuming County. The purpose of the Last Soldier project is to locate and appropriately mark the final resting place of the last Civil War soldier buried in each county/parish of each state.
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