Jack's Original Eagle Scout Project Plan:
- Restore three veteran's headstones including large one for Lt. White
- Paint Iron entrance gate and fence around Lt. White
- Fundraise and install at least three Iron Crosses and reinstall two existing crosses
Project Accomplishments from Nov 10th Workday
- Restored five Civil War and one 1812 headstones
- Restored four additional family member headstones
- Recovered one lost headstone (non-veteran) who was also missing from the church and County interment lists
- Reinstalled Aaron Scatterday's War of 1812 Marker for a descendant, and Lt. White's Iron Cross
- Determined one veteran, Ira Follin, was buried without a headstone. Worked w/ descendant to apply for new one from the Veteran's Administration.
- Painted cemetery gate and fence around Lt. White
- Began creating cemetery plot map
- Raised enough funds for 13 Iron Crosses
Project Accomplishments between Workdays
- Several headstones restored
- Masonry repair work and curing of several headstones which had broken pieces
- Further research discovered five additional War of 1812 and one Revolutionary War Veteran
- Used www.ancestry.com to contact descendants of veterans
- Determined one newly found War of 1812 veteran, William Butts, was buried without headstone, found descendants to help apply for hew headstone from Veteran's Administration. Recovered two lost headstones of his relatives and reinstalled another which had been moved.
- Six months of planning and coordination of participants for Dedication Ceremony
- Contacted SAR and GS1812 to include their societies into Dedication Ceremony and secured additional war markers for these veterans.
- Layout and design of new cemetery map—presented large printouts of map to both the church and Thomas Balch Library of Leesburg, VA (genealogy library).
- Uploaded headstone photos and personal information of veterans and non-veterans to www.findagrave.com and www.ancestry.com
Project Accomplishments for April 13 Workday
- Renovated the remaining Veteran's headstones
- Installed the new Iron Crosses, War of 1812 and Revolutionary War Markers
- Installed new headstones for Ira Follin and William Butts
- Cleared several truckloads of weeds, ivy and leaves from cemetery stone wall
- Painted fence around infant Potts
- Cleaned all restored headstones
- Planted grass seed
Total Project Stats
- 28 volunteers Nov 11, 25 on April 13, from the SCV and Troop 572
- More than 426 logged volunteer hours (just on the 2 work days!)
- Used five tons of gravel for headstone foundations
- Used more than 700 lbs of concrete to secure War Markers
- Removed two ton of field rock and 3 truckloads of yardwaste
- 20 new War Markers purchased/installed and reinstalled two others
- Two new headstones applied for from V.A. and installed
- Began with 13 Civil War and one 1812 known veterans, ended with finding 22: 15 Civil War, six War of 1812 and one Revolutionary War Veteran.
- 50+ participants with a total of 200+ people gathering for the Dedication Ceremony.