When surveying the burials in cemeteries in small town and rural areas of the deep south, such as the Minden area, one of the more unique things to find is the grave of a veteran of the Union Army during the Civil War. While the stories of carpetbaggers are legendary, most of those people lived in larger cities, not more rural areas. Still at least two Union veterans are buried in the Minden area. There are probably others, but these are the two that I know about and they are the topic of today’s Echo of our Past.
The first veteran