Home and cemetery tour brings past to life

Offers glimpse into local Civil War history

Local historian Mark Schreiber, right, discusses various founding fathers of Jefferson City buried at National Cemetery with a group taking Sunday’s Civil War home tour, including, from left, Lonnie Schneider, Mike Michelson, Jan Schneider and Karen Michelson.

Local historian Mark Schreiber, right, discusses various founding fathers of Jefferson City buried at National Cemetery with a group taking Sunday’s Civil War home tour, including, from left, Lonnie Schneider, Mike Michelson, Jan Schneider and Karen Michelson. Photo by Gerry Tritz.

Several hundred area residents on Sunday streamed through a half dozen local homes with Civil War ties and through a city cemetery that holds the remains of veterans from the war.

Mark Schreiber, a local historian and member of the sponsoring Historic City of Jefferson, was a tour guide at National Cemetery.

Read additional details in our newspaper or e-Edition. Newspaper subscribers: Click on an e-Edition article and log in using your current account information at no extra charge. For e-edition help, e-mail circ@newstribune.com. Click here to purchase the full version of archived articles.

The No. 1 question there: Is there more than one cemetery here, and how can you tell which one is where? Schreiber explained to members of the public that it’s actually four cemeteries in one: National, Woodlands, Old City and State Lot, which is a part of Woodlands.

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Please review our Policies and Procedures before registering or commenting

News Tribune - comments