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Civil War veteran to be honored in Marysville

MARYSVILLE — Cyrus Marcus Armbrust, a Civil War veteran buried in the Marysville Cemetery, is to be honored there in a Civil War remembrance memorial, open to the public, on April 28 at 4 p.m.

Corey Stinson, an Arlington resident, is a member of the Washington Civil War Association and frequently performs Civil War re-enactments as a part of the 11th Pa. Infantry Co. 1, the company in which Armbrust was a member. He does this because he found out that he is a distant relative of Armbrust’s, and he started his own unit under the same name.

“He was my grandmother’s uncle, and also my cousin,” said Stinson, who found out six months ago that Armbrust was buried in the Marysville Cemetery. “My mom is the genealogist in the family, and she’s the one who found out he was buried in Marysville. We live here in Arlington so we were like, ‘Wow, he’s close.’” Stinson and his family, some of whom are also involved in Civil War re-enacting, traveled to the cemetery located at 8801 State Ave. and found Armbrust’s grave, where he was buried in 1903.

“The headstone is still good,” Stinson said. “But he has a G.A.R. marker which has pretty much deteriorated. We went out and got him a new one.”

G.A.R. stands for Grand Army of the Republic, and the marker is set to be placed on his grave during the memorial ceremony on Sunday.

“His birthday was in April, so we figured that April would be a good month to do it,” Stinson said. The ceremony is set to include members of the WCWA and is slated to be performed in full uniform. A rifle salute is planned to precede the placing of the G.A.R. marker. “It will look like a Civil War company is there,” Stinson said. “It’s how they would have done a memorial.” The event is open to the public and is set to begin at 4 p.m.

 

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