Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, founded in 1884 and one of Los Angeles’ oldest cemeteries, has long been connected to the Civil War by its many hundreds of veterans interred there. During the cemetery’s earliest years, people gathered here in West Adams to remember their loved ones, in particular Civil War veterans on the occasion of Memorial Day. This year, with a nod to the conflict’s 150th anniversary, WAHA along with the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) General Rosecrans Camp, its Women’s Auxiliary, and the Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, will gather at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery on Sunday, May 25, to once again pay tribute to those who fought in the War Between the States.
Angelus Rosedale has an enormous veterans’ section toward the northeast corner of the cemetery. In that area alone 450 Union veterans of the Civil War rest, with hundreds more, Union and Confederate alike, in private plots throughout the rest of the grounds.
Please join us on Sunday, May 25 at 12:30 p.m. for this Civil War Memorial Day Weekend Remembrance.
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