Franklin County Civil War soldier gets proper burialRobert is right. And there's no better example of that than the Confederate veterans buried here.
A confederate soldier who died nearly a century ago was given a proper burial today in Franklin County.
Robert Clay Bernard died in 1919 after serving in the Civil War. Bernard was never given the military honors he deserved, until today.
"All these soldiers, a lot of them died during the war time and a lot of them did not [receive] the military funerals that they should have had. You have to understand that this part of the country was in such bad shape that if it wasn't local defense, usually it was just the families that buried them so they didn't have the military honors that they should have had," said Robert Barbour of the Fincastle Rifle Camp Commander. (link)
A related story about the paupers' unmarked (in many cases) graves can be found here.
There are so many post-war stories like theirs scattered around the south. So many ...