Lode to honor Civil War vet

A man whom historians say may be the only black Civil War veteran buried in the Mother Lode will be honored Nov. 7 at a graveside ceremony in the Jenny Lind Cemetery near Valley Springs.

Sgt. John W. Dawson served in Company C of the 22nd U.S. Colored Troops, an all-African-American regiment that served during the battles of Petersburg and Richmond, historian Sal Manna said.

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