Custer post will hold memorial services at Marinner grave site


LEWISTON — The General George Armstrong Custer Post 7, Grand Army of the Republic Association and interested people will conduct original memorial services at the grave site of Stephen L. T. Marinner, who died on Dec. 1, 1864, as a prisoner of war in the Confederate Prison, Salisbury, S.C.

The grave site is located in the “Old Soldier’s Field” section of the Riverside Cemetery. The service will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, May 31, and will be held rain or shine.

The program will include the singing of the “Star Spangled Banner” by the assembly, an invocation by the Rev. Doug Taylor, singing of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” a reading of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address by Joseph Paradis, reading of General Logan’s original order by Armand Bussiere, the history of the Custer Post 7 by Jerry DerBoghosian, Civil War battles and history by Larry Mayes, reading of the names of the Custer Post 7 on the monument, “Taps” and singing of “God Bless America” by Bert Mathieu and the assembly.

The service is open to the public. For further information, call DerBoghosian at 782-5700 or 353-7435.