Rare modern find of Union soldier’s bones at Antietam

A hiker recently discovered some unearthed human bone fragments that officials believe to be the actual remains of a Union soldier who died at Antietam. The hiker smartly delivered the bones, as well as a metal button, to park officials at the Antietam National Battlefield.

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TOP: Antietam National Battlefield Superintendent John Howard stands by the site where the bones of a Union soldier from New York state recently surfaced on the Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Md. Howard says a visitor found bone fragments and a uniform button near a groundhog hole in October. BOTTOM: This button was found near the bones.
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