Hazlett Day to Attract Civil War Buffs

by Mark Bullion on May 13, 2011 at 8:23 am

If you are a Civil War history buff, you might want to take some time out of your Saturday to check out what’s going on in the Putnam District.

The Muskingum County Civil War association is hosting Hazlett Day. The Hazlett brothers were two Muskingum County soldiers who fought in the Civil War and were laid to rest at Woodlawn cemetery. Over the years, their gravestones have weathered and been vandalized.

"We’ll unveil the new stones that we’ve done and say a few words and have some people say some words and we’ll have an artillery salute, we’ll have a 21 gun salute or infantry salute with rifles and then we’ll have taps," said Dan Moody, President Muskingum County Civil War Association.

 The march down to the cemetery will begin at 2 pm starting at the Dr. Increase Mathews house in the Putnam District. Other events tomorrow include re-enactments of parts of the Civil War and showcasing artifacts never before released to the public. Moody says it’s a good way to provide living history to the residents of southeast Ohio.

"We saw this back in 2003 and we were talking about well somebody should do something about this and then we looked around at each other and said well maybe we are the people that should do this," said Moody.

The event will begin Saturday morning at 9 am and go until 4 pm and is open to the public.