Friday, April 24, 2015

Indian Hill Cemetery Workday

Saturday April 11 saw the Prattville Dragoons and members of the community gather at Indian Hill cemetery for our final formal workday before the re-dedication service on April 27 at 5:30. Much was accomplished including raking and burning debris, repairing and re-setting keystones and headstones, smoothing the area with a tractor and box blade, and mowing.  The white fence is also in the process of being pressure washed. The cemetery is looking good and this has been an outstanding community service project for Camp 1524.  

Two pictures show the excellent repair and remounting work done to the monuments in the Smith plot at Indian Hill Cemetery. Project Coordinator Benny Hill supplied the necessary material to make the repairs and with a lot of labor and precise, expert instruction from Benny we were able to complete these repairs. The top to the 2nd headstone from the left in the picture has been lost. The grave with the Battle Flag beside it belongs to Dragoon Lt. A. Y. Smith. The close up picture of the single headstone, shows how the broken top was remounted to the base. Compatriot Bill Branch’s tractor and boom was integral in the execution of this hard work. 
Skip Ward Pushing a Mower

Benny Harris and James Spears Repairing a Monument Headstone

Allen Herrod on his Tractor Smoothing the Cemetery

Tyrone Crowley and Bill Branch Raking Leaves
Repaired Monuments at Indian Hill Cemetery

Detail of Headstone Repairs

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