Minn. Soldier’s Civil War Grave To Be Re-Dedicated

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The grave of a Minnesota soldier killed in the Civil War will be re-dedicated this weekend.

Pvt. Edmund Sampare of St. Paul died in the Battle of Antietam on Sept. 17, 1862.

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Sampare’s grave will be re-dedicated at Calvary Cemetery in St. Paul Saturday at 11 a.m.

Civil War re-enactors will take part in unveiling a new commemorative stone marker in memory of Sampare, a member of the U.S. Sharpshooters.

The ceremony also will remember the Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln five days after the Battle of Antietam.

The event is free and open to the public. This is the third and final Civil War Battle Remembrance Event to be held in Minnesota this year.

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