CERRITOS - A Civil War veteran buried in an unmarked grave at Artesia Cemetery in Cerritos will finally receive a headstone on April 9.Cpl. John W. Miller, of Company E, 118th Illinois Infantry, died of pneumonia on March 29, 1909, at the Old Soldiers' Home in Sawtelle, Calif. Two days later he was buried in an unmarked grave at Artesia Cemetery. Through the efforts of Margaret Alley, of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and Floyd Farrar, of the Sons of Union Veteran of the Civil War, the cemetery has received a headstone from the Department of Veterans Affairs. A dedication service will begin at 11 a.m. on April 9, with full military honors. The service is open to the public.
********** Published: March 31, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 50