How to Order an Official Military Grave Marker
2/22/2011
Ensure your Civil War veteran is properly recognized for his service -- follow these seven steps to order an official military grave marker.
Something's missing on the graves of many Civil War veterans: recognition of their service, whether they died during the conflict or long after its end. Some tombstones have been destroyed, some have lost their identifying information due to weather or vandalism, some have been removed, and some never existed in the first place.

Good news: If your Civil War ancestor is missing a veterans marker, you can rectify the situation by having the stone replaced or a marker added at little to no cost to you.

Keep in mind that you can do this for Union or Confederate veterans. Because the process can take some time, hold off scheduling any ceremonies or memorial services until you have an estimate of the marker's arrival date -- and get started now. We'll walk you through the process of making sure your veteran is recognized.