Wed., September 23, 2009 7:00am (EDT)

Unknown Civil War Soldier Gets His Name
By Edgar Treiguts
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Updated: 5 years ago

KENNESAW, Ga.  —  
An "unknown" soldier's gravesite in Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. (photo by Edgar Treiguts)
There are thousands of Civil War soldiers buried in national cemeteries across the nation labeled as "unknown."

But one soldier who fought and died on a Georgia battlefield never made it to a proper resting place and remained unidentified until only recently.

GPB's Edgar Treiguts tells us about one researcher's singular effort to give a name to the "unknown soldier" of Kennesaw Battlefield.