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

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”. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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