The Washington Times - September 18, 2009, 05:24PM

Union Soldier Goes Home to New York


SHARPSBURG, Sept.15 — The young Union soldier went home to New York this morning with an honor guard and a crowd of about 50 to see him off. The National Park Service pall bearers gently carried the American flag-draped pine coffin from the old caretaker’s lodge at the entrance to Antietam National Cemetery to a waiting vehicle. Antietam National Battlefield Superintendent John Howard, who oversaw the archeological dig that uncovered the bones in December and then planned today’s ceremony, said, “We may not know his name but we do know he is going back home to be among family and friends.” For the whole story: