Civil War-era vet to be buried at Miramar
MIRAMAR — Nearly 90 years after his death, Civil War-era veteran Edwin Ware will be interred Monday morning at Miramar National Cemetery, ending a years-long effort by his descendants to see him resting in a place of honor.
For decades Ware’s remains had been lost to history, buried in a pauper’s grave in a cemetery in Petaluma, his whereabouts unknown until a decade ago when a great-granddaughter’s Internet search led her to him.
It’s a story of prejudice and hardship, of a wife barred from visiting her dying husband in 1924 or even being told where he had been laid to rest because she was Native American and his wealthy white family disapproved.
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