Civil war soldiers finally get a proper burial

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Members of the Buffalo Soldiers of the American West have dedicated gravestones of four Civil War soldiers who were buried at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo who had not been identified for more than 100 years.

The soldiers, including three African Americans who were born into slavery, fought for the Union in the Civil War and all headed west to Colorado to make lives for themselves after being discharged from the military.

The four soldiers have been identified as Pvt. James Williams, Pvt. George Washington, Cpl. Thomas Walker and 1st Lt. Louis Young.

The discovery of the four unmarked graves came while cemetery caretakers were putting together a presentation about the history of Roselawn.

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Online:

Civil War Ceremony: http://tinyurl.com/pzbje5d

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