MUSKEGO — Muskego has hired an outside law firm, Crivello Carlson in downtown Milwaukee, to handle the lawsuit brought against the city demanding that it take better care of the Luther Parker Cemetery.

The lawsuit was filed by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Camp 15 of Wind Lake. Two Civil War soldiers are buried in the cemetery located on the southwest corner of Ryan and North Cape roads.

The Civil War group charges that because the cemetery is overgrown, the city is not properly discharging its duty to take care of it. The city's position is that the cemetery is a rare living ecological relic from the state's past. It is an actual slice of authentic prairie, the city argues.

Attorney for the city, William Ehrke on Friday, May 5, filed a motion that the case be dismissed.

As the battle heats up in the courts, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War plans a Memorial Day Weekend ceremony at the graves of the two Civil War soldiers. The ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 28.

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