There is no monument to our Civil War veterans in Calaveras County, whether Union or Confederate. But on Saturday, November 7, 2009, forty or so people stood together in the cold, in the Jenny Lind Cemetery, to pay tribute to all the Calaveras men who died in the Civil War, as well as all those from here who served. One of the men honored during this special ceremony was Sgt. John W. Dawson – perhaps the only African-American Civil War Veteran to be buried in the Mother Lode. ….
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