A Minnesota soldier killed in battle during the Civil War will have a special ceremony in his honor 150 years after his death.
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and members of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force planned a grave rededication ceremony for Lt. David Oakes at Oakland Cemetery in St. Paul as part of Monday's Memorial Day observance.
Oakes was killed at a battle for Corinth, Miss.
The cemetery is also where six Minnesota governors, 10 Civil War generals and more than 2,000 Civil War soldiers are buried.
"Minnesota Civil War soldiers who served their nation and swore to uphold the Constitution dutifully during a tumultuous time in our nation's history deserve to be remembered," Ritchie said.
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