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Why are National Cemetery gravestones buried in Fredericksburg’s backyards?

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Eric Mink, a National Park Service historian, reveals that Fredericksburg homeowners have recntly stumbled upon granite National Cemetery gravestones buried on their properties.


Are there Civil War soldiers buried in the backyards of Fredericksburg?, asks Mink, the cultural resources manager at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.

Read his post at the park’s great “Mysteries and Conundrums” blog.