Saturday, March 09, 2013

USS Monitor Sailors' Remains Buried With Honors

Two Navy Honor Guard teams load two caskets of remains during services to honor two sailors from the Civil War ship, the USS Monitor, as they depart Fort Meyer Memorial Chapel, Friday, March 8, 2013 in Arlington, Va. A century and a half after the Civil War ship the USS Monitor sank, two unknown crewmen found in the ironclad's turret were buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Friday's burial may be the last time Civil War soldiers are buried at the cemetery.

Monitor Sailors' remains arrive for Arlington burial

Civil War soldiers laid to rest
The remains of two unknown Civil War soldiers discovered in a 150 year old shipwreck were buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Related earlier post: Honoring Two Unknown Civil War Sailors

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