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Unknown Soldier
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jul., 1863
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

What can be said about an unknown soldier. We don't know who he is, where he came from, or how old he was. It is not even certain that he was a member of the 8th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry. He is buried with the soldiers from Illinois and his foot stone has him as being an 8th member because a comb was found on his body with identifing marks to the 8th. He will be treated as one of our fallen soldiers until otherwise proven, as there is a very short list of individuals he may be.
Though your name may be forgotten, you are not.

"freedom is not free" 
 
Burial:
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Illinois Section
 
Created by: Jesse Martinez
Record added: Jan 25, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8315855
Unknown Soldier
Added by: Jesse Martinez
 
Unknown Soldier
Cemetery Photo
Added by: L Ferree
 
 
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Possibly a Soldier from the 8th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry
- Karl Stelly
 Added: Aug. 18, 2013
Seal of the State of Illinois
- Karl Stelly
 Added: Aug. 17, 2013
Flag of the State of Illinois
- Karl Stelly
 Added: Aug. 16, 2013
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