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Old 04-14-2012, 03:17 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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PORTLAND, Ore. - A Civil War veteran whose ashes sat for decades forgotten in storage could someday be remembered as the final soldier buried from that war.

Peter Jones Knapp, who fought for the Union in many famous battles and survived the dreaded Andersonville prison camp in Georgia, was laid to rest Friday afternoon in Willamette National Cemetery, the first Civil War veteran to be buried in Oregon's largest military graveyard.



Read more: Civil War vet finally laid to rest (http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/nation/20120413_ap_civilwarvetfinallylaidtorest.html#ixzz 1s06fglFw - broken link)
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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That's really interesting, Arizona just relocated some Cavalry Troopers from a disused cemetary, seems Veterans don't always come first.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:33 PM
 
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Thanks for sharing..that's a great article and very interesting.
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