Minn. soldier’s Civil War grave re-dedicated

Published 6:40 am Sunday, September 23, 2012

ST. PAUL — The grave of a Minnesota soldier killed in the Civil War was scheduled to be re-dedicated this weekend.

Pvt. Edmund Sampare of St. Paul died in the Battle of Antietam on Sept. 17, 1862.

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Sampare’s grave was re-dedicated at Calvary Cemetery in St. Paul Saturday at 11 a.m.

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Civil War re-enactors took part in unveiling a new commemorative stone marker in memory of Sampare, a member of the U.S. Sharpshooters.

The ceremony also remembered the Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln five days after the Battle of Antietam.

This was the third and final Civil War Battle Remembrance Event to be held in Minnesota this year.