Will honor last Civil War veteran Sunday


September 21, 2023

Members of the Grand Army of the Republic Old Abe Post 63 were photographed participating in a Memorial Day program in Superior about 1900. The GAR had posts in Superior, Hardy, Oak, Nelson and Lawrence and held frequent reunions. The last Civil War veteran to be buried in Nuckolls County, Charles Watson, will be honored at his gravesite in Superiorʼs East Evergreen Cemetery at 2 p.m. Sunday. He is thought to be among the veterans pictured in this photo but since the names were not recorded, no one knows for sure.

Area residents are invited to join with historians and descendants of Charles Watson, a Civil War veteran, at 2 p.m. Sunday in the eastern portion of Evergreen Cemetery for a special ceremony held in his honor.

Members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War from Nebraska and Kansas will dedicate a marker recognizing Watson as the last Union solider buried in Nuckolls County. At the time of his death in 1936, he was almost 96 years old and the last living member of Superior's Old Abe Post 63 of the veterans' organization known as the Grand Army of the Republic. Representatives of th...

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