A crowd of about 100 people listens to
Cal Rice, who is standing next to the grave site of Pvt.
Charles J. Bishard. On Sunday, Pvt. Bishard was honorably
laid to rest at the Old Baptist Cemetery south of Cambridge
on Route 660. Bishard, a Civil War soldier, survived the
Sultana explosion on April 27, 1865. He returned to Guernsey
County after the war, died in 1922 and was laid to rest in
an unmarked grave at the cemetery. His grave site, forgotten
for nearly 100 years, was recently discovered thought the
efforts of the Southeastern Ohio Civil War Roundtable. Rice
is president of the roundtable.