Civil War Reconciliation and Reunion is Alive and Well

“We don’t know if he’s a Confederate or Union soldier,” Franklin Mayor John Schroer says. “But at the end of the day, we know he’s an American soldier who died, and we want to make sure his remains are handled properly.”

Story here.

About the author: Thank you for taking the time to read this post. What next? Scroll down and join the discussion in the comments section. Looking for more Civil War content? You can follow me on Twitter. Check out my forthcoming book, Searching For Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth, which is the first book-length analysis of the black Confederate myth ever published. Pre-order your copy today.

5 comments… add one
  • Brookdalian Oct 9, 2009 @ 6:56

    Nice post. I like the fact, noted in the story, that reenactors will put dirt from 18 states into the soldier's grave–reconcilation, indeed!

  • msimons Oct 13, 2009 @ 13:08

    Thanks for the follow up they found this young man the week before me and my wife visited the battle field and museum at Franklin. Good to see him getting a proper reburial.

    • Kevin Levin Oct 13, 2009 @ 13:10

      You are very welcome, but note that I did not post this simply as a reflection of my approval or agreement with the way in which this ceremony was carried out.

  • msimons Oct 13, 2009 @ 18:08

    Thanks for the follow up they found this young man the week before me and my wife visited the battle field and museum at Franklin. Good to see him getting a proper reburial.

  • Kevin Levin Oct 13, 2009 @ 18:10

    You are very welcome, but note that I did not post this simply as a reflection of my approval or agreement with the way in which this ceremony was carried out.

Now that you've read the post, share your thoughts.