Frankford Civil War Memorial

As we approach the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, we should be hearing more about the pivotal part Frankford played in that era.  The Civil War Memorial at Cedar Hill Cemetery is one important monument that is going to get some attention.  The program this month at the Historical Society of Frankford is aimed at bringing some attention and hopefully helping hands to preserve this treasure.

When – Tue, September 14, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Where – 1507 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
Description – FRANKFORD CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL In preparation for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (2011-2015) research has begun on the CW veterans interred in Frankford’s Cedar Hill Cemetery. Learn of the all-volunteer effort to install individual gravestones involving the Sons of Union Veterans, CW re-enactors, Masons, SW Roundtable members, and others – and how you can be a part of this effort to preserve the history of Frankford and the nation.
I took a walk through today to get a first hand look.  I’ve never been in that part of Cedar Hill.  Looking down on Frankford, you can imagine what it was like back in the 19th century.  Here are some pictures that show the present state of the memorial.