Cemetery to be added to US civil war heritage trail
Jun 13 2005
LIVERPOOL'S St James's cemetery is to become the latest addition to the American civil war heritage trail.
The US government has asked for a plaque to be placed at the cemetery, next to the Anglican cathedral, to honour confederate seaman George Horwood who is buried at St James's.
Liverpool and Wirral's shipping industry played a key role in the conflict and the area is one of only two recognised heritage sites outside the US.
The bronze plaque has been created by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. There will be no formal presentation but the unveiling on June 19 will be marked with a family day at the gardens.