Civil War bust rededication set at Indiana Statehouse
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana leaders are planning a commemoration of a Civil War Army officer revered by Union and Confederate soldiers alike.
A rededication ceremony for the bust of Union Col. Richard Owen is set for Monday at the Statehouse Rotunda. The bust was dedicated a century ago by Confederate soldiers who had been held by Owen at an Indianapolis prisoner-of-war camp. Officials say the prisoners considered him so kind they collected money to place a bust of him at the Statehouse.
State archivist Jim Corridan plans to display a 30-foot-long petition signed by hundreds of the prisoners. Civil War re-enactors will attend the rededication and a musician is to play Civil War-era music.
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