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Cook County Civil War Vet to be Honored

Saint John’s Catholic Cemetery
1250 MN-61
Grand Marais, MN

Private Andrew Jackson Scott, also known as Hungry Jack, the last Civil War veteran buried in Cook County will be honored in a ceremony at 11 am on Saturday July 29 at Saint John’s Catholic Cemetery in Grand Marais.

The ceremony is open to veterans, those with an interest in Civil War history, and the general public. Wearing Civil War-era attire is encouraged. Private Scott’s descendants are most cordially invited to attend as special guests.

Andrew Jackson Scott enlisted into the 23rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment in 1862. He served with his Company until the end of the War and was discharged on June 25, 1865.

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War’s William Colvill Camp #56, Department of Wisconsin, will be presiding over the ceremony. The ceremony will feature the Last Soldier dedication ritual and includes the placing of a Last Soldier Marker on the veteran’s grave.

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