The historic Albany Rural Cemetery is set to hold a dedication ceremony to unveil a new headstone for Civil War veteran Captain Samuel L. Bridgeford of Albany on Saturday, August 3rd. Captain Bridgeford, who died in 1901 at the age of 82, served with the 43rd NY Infantry and 20th NY Calvary.
The ceremony will begin at 10 am in Section 104, Lot 414, and visitors are asked to enter through the Cemetery’s South Gate. There will be signs and a volunteer directing parking.
Questions can be directed to Paula Lemire, Cemetery historian, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo of Captain Bridgeford is attached courtesy of the New York State Military Museum.