AP runs story immediately after memorial today

Memorial for Unknown Civil War Soldier Held in Former Barracks in Tennessee

FRANKLIN, Tenn. —  Services for an unknown Civil War soldier were held Saturday in a Tennessee church that served as a barracks and hospital during the conflict.

The coffin draped in Confederate and Union flags was transported Saturday from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to the Historic Rest Haven Cemetery in a horse-drawn carriage and accompanied by Civil War re-enactors.

Officials don’t know which side the soldier fought on when was among the nearly 2,000 killed in the 1864 Battle of Franklin.

Construction workers accidentally unearthed the soldier’s remains from a shallow grave.

Saturday’s services were attended by two sons of Civil War soldiers.

Associated Press, October 10, 2009

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