Civil War soldier’s grave rededicated

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Dianne Towalski / The Catholic Spirit

A commemoration and rededication ceremony was held Sept. 22 at Calvary Cemetery in St. Paul at the grave of Pvt. Edmund Sampare, a Catholic who was a member of the 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters and was killed Sept. 17, 1862, during the Civil War in the Battle of Antietam in Maryland. Pvt. Sampare was buried in October of 1862, but over the years the grave marker became overgrown. Last year, a worker from the Minnesota Historical Society found the marker, worn and almost unreadable. A new marker was unveiled during the ceremony, which included speakers and Civil War re-enactors. The ceremony was sponsored by the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force and The Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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