Civil War monument unveiling in Long Sault

Building of a Civil War monument is underway Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 near Long Sault, Ont. The marker to recognize Canadians who fought in the American war will be unveiled this weekend. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

LONG SAULT – A monument recognizing those who fought in the American Civil War will be unveiled this weekend.

The stone monument with two flag poles was being constructed as late as this week at the Lost Villages Museum Site on County Road 2, east of village.

It will be unveiled Saturday at 2 p.m.

The national marker will reorganize the 40,000 Canadian volunteers who were part of the American war.

There will be a three meter tall black obelisk in the center and two side walls for names – one for names of donors and another for medals and honours.

The Grays and Blues of Montreal, the American Civil War Historical Re-enactment Society, the Lost Villages Historical Society and the Lost Villages Museum all had a hand in the project.

Some of the stones around the American Civil War monument Monday, Sept. 15, 2017 near Long Sault, Ont. The monument to recognize Canadians’ contribution to the war will be unveiled Saturday. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)