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Civil War veteran's grave will remain unmarked

The Native Hawaiian soldier's burial site falls victim to a policy change in requesting headstones

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 23, 2014

~~<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Nanette Napoleon has identified about 48 Native Hawaiians who served in the Civil War &mdash; a number that's remarkable given that the American war was fought a world away.</span></p>
<p>The expert on historic graveyards knows of the gravesite in Hawaii of just one: Pvt. J.R. Kealoha, a Union soldier in the 41st Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops.</p>
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Nanette Napoleon has identified about 48 Native Hawaiians who served in the Civil War — a number that's remarkable given that the American war was fought a world away.

The expert on historic graveyards knows of the gravesite in Hawaii of just one: Pvt. J.R. Kealoha, a Union soldier in the 41st Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops. Login for more...



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