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Civil War Veteran Given Headstone Over 100 Years After Death

A Civil War veteran has been honored with a military headstone on his grave in South Dakota more than a century after his death.

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War held a remembrance ceremony Saturday for Corp. Timothy Peters in Alexandria. Peters served as a corporal from 1861 to 1865 in a Wisconsin company. He mostly fought in Missouri and Arkansas.

Peters survived the Civil War, got married, had children and eventually moved to Hanson County. He died in 1906 and was buried without an official military headstone.

Gordon Stuve is a camp commander for the nonprofit Sons of Union. Stuve contacted Peters' distant relative Joni Krause to help coordinate the ceremony.

Krause was given a memorial flag. Peters was remembered with a firing squad salute.


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