Dec 11, 2011

Effort under way to replace Confederate soldier's gravestone along Susquehanna

(YDR) Carol Posinski drove along the Susquehanna River in Hellam Township to find the grave of an unknown Confederate soldier after the flooding from Tropical Storm Lee washed away the headstone.
Posinski, a Civil War history buff, spotted the grave marked with a Confederate flag along the narrow River Drive. All that remained was the base of where the modern, granite stone once stood.
"I was hoping we could find the original stone," Posinski of Codorus Township said.
So far, though, no one has been able to find the marker, and an effort is under way to replace it. Continued

Photo: "The 1st Virginia Cavalry at a halt" bt Alfred Waud.