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.

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5 comments… add one

  • Brookdalian Oct 9, 2009

    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

    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

      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

    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

    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.

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