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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

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From the Memphis (Tenn.) Democrat of June 1, 2005:

Corporal Byrne Finally Brought Home To Rest

More than 85 years ago a relatively obscure veteran of the Civil War passed away in California without much fanfare. In 1920, John Peyton Byrne was just one of many former soldiers from the conflict whose days had drawn to an end.

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Byrne’s cremains were discovered by his niece, Margaret Gordon, who was doing genealogical research. The word of her discovery quickly spread and the idea was born to “Bring John Home” to Memphis so he could be buried alongside his two brothers who also fought for the Union.

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That's one thing I've never found while doing genealogical research. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough.

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