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New stone for former slave and Union soldier

For close to 90 years, Union Army Private Samuel Brown's cemetery stone in a Vallejo, Calif., cemetery identified him as a Confederate. No one now knows how that happened because he actually served in Company K of the 137th U.S. Colored Troops.

Brown was given a new stone and a proper ceremony on July 24 according to a story by San Francisco Chronicle staff writer Marisa Lagos

By Linda Wheeler  |  July 25, 2010; 6:28 PM ET
 
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