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Re: Civil War Remains Receive Burial w/Honors
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Thanks for the very very interesting post on the ceremony at Poplar Grove National Cemetery. That is a very interesting place. If you or anyone interested in Civil War history are ever in the area, recommend highly that a visit is made to the site and talk with Park Ranger Mike Bremer or the Ranger on duty.
Numerous graves contain body parts of unidentified soldiers. All of the graves markers are flat on the ground. Many years ago someone cut the bottom portion of the stones and replaced the top portion with the inscriptions flat on the ground. The bottom section was then hauled away and used to build a house. The house is standing nearby today and someone resides in it.
Click on the below URL for a partial list of USCTs resting at Popular Grove.
Reference the three soldiers listed in the article, their grave numbers are as follows: James Steward - #4464; Harrison Snead - #4465; and I believe L. Bedsur is the L. Redsure that's listed in the NPS records at #4466.
Note the images on the web page - an unknown Confederate soldier resting between two USCTs.
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