- Associated Press - Friday, April 5, 2019

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - Officials in a Rhode Island city are embarking on a project to improve access to the grave of Civil War Gen. George Sears Greene.

Greene, a cousin to Revolutionary War hero Gen. Nathanael Greene, is known for helping win the Battle of Gettysburg for the Union Army despite being more than 60 years old.

The Providence Journal reports Warwick Mayor Joseph Solomon’s office says the cemetery where Greene is buried will see a series of improvements, including adding a multi-tier staircase with handrails, interpretive signage panels and benches.

The project will also include several parking spaces dedicated for cemetery access.

The project is being funding by the state Department of Environmental Management and the federal government.

Construction is expected to begin in mid-May and finish in late summer.

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