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"Reburial Plans Made for 1,616 Made"; IndyStar; Sept 29, 1931

"Reburial Plans Made for 1,616 Made"; IndyStar; Sept 29, 1931

"Reburial Plans Made for 1,616 Made"; IndyStar; Sept 29, 1931

War Department Will Re move Confederate Dead to Crown Hill. The War Department has decided to remove the bodies of 1,616 Confederate soldiers and twenty-two Confederate civilians from Greenlawn cemetery to Crown Hill cemetery. This decision follows a recent visit of Col. Laubach of the quartermaster general's office to Indianapolis when the matter was considered from all angles. The department haj had the step under consideration for some months and its final decision is announced in a letter just received by Representative Louis Ludlow from Maj. Gen. John L. DeWltt, the quar termaster general ot tne ayny. Letter to Ludlow. In this letter the quartermaster general says: "With reference to our MeviOUi tha auhlect of re moving the remanls of Confederate soldiers from the ureeniawn Pni T.onhnrh rtt mv office re turned this date and has made a re port to me. "As a result of this investigation hiva Hirarteri that the remains be moved from the Greenlawn cemetery to a suitable plot wnicn nas oecn selected at the Crown Hill cemetery. Th rirsitnlavn remeterv is verV poorly located and would probably never me Kept up as we woum u-sire. At the Crown Hill cemetery the remains will receive the same perpetual care as Is given to the many thousands of soldier remains now Interred at that place. "An allotment ot tunas nas Deen made, and the reinterment will be nmrrinA nn a a ranidlv as Possible. There will be suitable ceremonies at the time the remains are moved to Crown Hill cemetery, the troops for the occasion to be furnished from Fort Benjamin Harrison." While the details or tne ceremony have not been arranged, it is as-mmmA that in addition to the customary military honors there will be an address by some nationally known person. RivmnnH V. Siebart. SUDerin- tendent of Crown Hill cemetery, said that wniie several piois oi o-rnunrl are under consideration for the burial place of bodies of the Confederate soldiers and civilians to be removed from Greenlawn cemetery, no deal had been consummated. Capt. Milton 0. Boone of Fort Benjamin Harrison, local representative of the War Department, who has been delegated to inspect the sites, said that all of the sites are in representative parts of tne cemetery. The bodies that are to be removed were first buried In trenches at Camp Morton and later were taken ii and rahurleit in trenches at Greenlawn cemetery. A large monu ment was erected at ureeniawn on which the name of tha deceased were Inscribed, but some years ago that monument was removed to Garfield park, leaving the remains vlthnnl MontlflpflHon and the location of the bodies was found by oonngs. HI PLANS FOB lilt MID