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Sunday
Jul242011

Civil war veteran finally gets tombstone

Escaped slave, Civil War soldier receives proper grave marker in Woodstown cemetery thanks to efforts of his great-granddaughter

By Tracy R. Wiggins
tsnews@sjnewsco.com

WOODSTOWN — As America marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, one local veteran of this war recently received his own marker.

Through the efforts of his descendants and particularly his great-granddaughter Susan Richardson-Sanabria, Edward Richardson, a former slave, Union soldier and longtime resident of Woodstown, at last has a proper headstone to mark his final resting place.

For more, including photos:

http://www.nj.com/salem/index.ssf/2011/07/escaped_slave_civil_war_soldie.html

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