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Monday, August 22, 2005

Descendants Make a Mockery of War Hero's Funeral

From The (Columbia, S. C.) State of Aug. 22, 2005:

Mock funeral honors de Kalb

Revolutionary War re-enactors, German soldier’s descendants attend


From Staff Reports

BATTLE OF CAMDEN

In August 1780, Baron Johann de Kalb was laid to rest among others felled in the Battle of Camden.

As part of the celebration of the 225th anniversary of the battle, the German who led colonial troops against the British was buried again in a mock funeral Sunday by Revolutionary War re-enactors. Observing were his descendants from Leipzig, Germany, and Rock Hill.

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