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Civil War soldiers buried as 'unknowns' identified

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MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A historian says the names of 350 unknown soldiers from the American Civil War will be added to a memorial at a Georgia cemetery after hospital records from the era were used to identify them.

The Marietta Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1m7ChMO) that historian Brad Quinlin worked with Betty Hunter, president of the Marietta Confederate Cemetery Foundation, to identify the soldiers.

Quinlin said he found names of Confederate soldiers from hospital records at five universities, including Emory University; Duke University; and state universities in Tennessee, Texas and North Carolina.

He said the research involved 45,000 pages of hospital records kept by Samuel Hollingsworth Stout, a general surgeon in charge of Confederate hospitals in Georgia from 1863-1964.

Documents were searched for soldiers sent to Marietta hospitals during the war.

Information from: Marietta Daily Journal, http://mdjonline.com/

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