The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is conducting a ceremony honoring James Allison “Cap” Colehour, the last Civil War veteran to be buried in Otter Tail County. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, at Lakewood Cemetery in Battle Lake, with the assistance of Jay Johnson, the great-grandson of Colehour, the Prospect House and Civil War Museum of Battle Lake, members of the Battle Lake American Legion Post 289 and Civil War reenactors from the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. The last-soldier ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and is open to the public.

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