Front Porch: Battle of Antietum commemoration

  • Fri Apr 27th, 2012 7:55pm
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Battle of Antietum

History buffs might want to visit the Marysville Cemetery Saturday afternoon to watch a mock memorial ceremony commemorating the Civil War’s Battle of Antietum.

Local members of the Washington Civil War Association and Sons of Union Veterans will host the event at 4 p.m. at the cemetery, 8801 State Ave. The battle occurred 150 years ago, on Sept. 17 1862.

Civil War veteran Cyrus Marcus Armbrust will be honored for his role in the Battle of Antietum. He is buried in the Marysville Cemetery along with several other Civil War veterans.

Civil War re-enactors, including local people with family ties to Ambrust, plan to portray their ancestor’s unit at the event.

Host an Ironman: Up to 1,500 athletes are expected to come to Lake Stevens on July 15 to take part in the Ironman 70.3 triathlon.

The Chamber of Commerce is facilitating a host family program for the athletes in the event. The average stay for a race participant is three or four nights.

More info: Lake Stevens Chamber, 425-334-0433 or

Jackson centenary: Next month marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Henry M. Jackson.

To mark the occasion, Herald reporter Jerry Cornfield is gathering stories of those who crossed paths, even briefly, with the Everett native who grew up to become a powerful U.S. senator and one of the most significant political figures in the state’s history.

If you have a funny anecdote or a memorable photo to share, please send Cornfield an email at with your contact information.

If you do not have access to email, call 425-387-5167 or 360-352-8623.