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Civil War Memorial dedicated

Veterans Day was observed on Nov. 10 in Cornwall with the dedication of a memorial plaque for Cornwall soldiers who served in the Civil War. At left is Spencer Markow, who created the monument; center is First Selectman Gordon Ridgway; at right is Paul Parvis of the 14th Connecticut Regiment. Photo by Leila Hawken

CORNWALL HOLLOW — A student’s project — begun over a year ago — was carried through to completion on Sunday, Nov. 10, with the dedication of a new Civil War memorial plaque at Cornwall Hollow.

Spencer Markow, now 14, began the project last year, when he was an eighth-grade student at Cornwall Consolidated School, as part of the school’s Explorations program. 

Work on researching and creating the plaque continued through the summer and culminated in last weekend’s dedication ceremony.  

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