Civil War veteran's ashes buried in southwest Missouri

3 years 6 months 3 days ago Sunday, April 12 2015 Apr 12, 2015 Sunday, April 12, 2015 3:11:24 PM CDT April 12, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

CARTHAGE (AP) - A Civil War veteran has been buried with his family in southwest Missouri in a ceremony that included re-enactors and the sounds of a cannon blast.

The Joplin Globe reports that hundreds gathered Saturday for the funeral of Maj. Raphael Guido Rombauer. The ashes of the Union Civil War officer went unclaimed for more than a century after his 1912 death in Kirksville.

With the help of an amateur historian, a relative of Rombauer was found, allowing the ashes to be buried alongside his wife and two of his children at Park Cemetery in Carthage. The service also featured remarks from representatives of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War and Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

 

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