African-American Civil War soldiers given proper burial after more than a century

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ANNVILLE, PA (WGAL/NBC News) — A burial more than a century in the making took place Wednesday.

The remains of three African-American Civil War soldiers were previously buried in the backyard of Pennsylvania home have been given a proper burial at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

The soldiers, William Anderson, Greenbury Stanton, and John Nelson, were buried will full military honors.

Stanton’s great-great-great-great granddaughter, Dr. Beverly Stanton, spoke at the ceremony, saying the day was “emotional”.

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