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ZODEE TREIER/For the Chronicle
A new headstone is placed June 18 for Sgt. Isaac Blackmun with the New York Company G of the 153rd Infantry in the Civil War at the headstone re-dedication ceremony in the Orleans Township Cemetery in the Withlacoochee State Forest in Inverness. Standing from left, are: Glenn Cremeans, Sons of the Union Veterans; Bill Scheiterle, Marine Corps League VFW post 4252; Frank Albrect, World War II veteran who played Taps; David Munson Chestnut, Sons of the Union Veterans current commander of camp one, portraying the chaplain; and seated is Ann Baron, from Valrico, who portrayed the widow Blackmun.
Dedication to history

Once you cross the asphalt at the end of Trail 10, a small path leads to a graveyard that houses one Civil War veteran. 

For more than 100 years, Isaac A. Blackmun’s remains lay beneath a broken headstone unknown to his family, who thought his final resting place lay some 1,500 miles north, next to his wife in Minnesota. 

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