A marker recognizing the military service of Abraham Lincoln's father will be placed on his grave during a ceremony in east-central Illinois later this month. Thomas Lincoln, was a military officer on the Kentucky frontier. The marker will be put into place Aug. 31. Descendants of the Hall and Hanks families, cousins to Abraham Lincoln, will lay a memorial wreath. Historian James Siberell plans to speak about Thomas Lincoln's experiences in the militia. The event is set for 11 a.m. at the Thomas Lincoln Cemetery in Lerna, near the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site. The marker is being presented by the Sangamon River Chapter of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Lincoln Log Cabin site.
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