Sunday, April 12, 2015

Patriot Guard joins funeral for Civil War soldier

Holmes Brigade at Saturday's service (Photos by Gene Young)

With all the pomp and circumstance befitting an officer in the U.S. Army, hundreds of people from Carthage, Mo., and from around the country laid to rest a man who died a respected businessman, but sat on a shelf for 102 years awaiting a proper burial. Descendants of Maj. Raphael Guido Rombauer, who died at age 74 in 1912, were joined by veterans as the community paid its last respects to a man who served through the entire Civil War, then moved to Carthage and helped rebuild a community devastated by that conflict. • Article

Elizabeth Young speaks at her ancestor's grave in Carthage.

1 comment:

  1. It is good to know that a patriot got his funeral program and burial done properly and with the respect what he really deserved.