Grave robber steals tombstone

The person who stole a gravestone from the Christ Church-Old Swedes cemetery in Swedesburg may have thought they were walking off with a valuable Civil War artifact.

Although the stone marks the grave of Sarah Priest, who nursed soldiers during the Civil War, her gravestone only dates back as far as 2007, when the Daughters of the American Revolution decided it was time that Sarah’s previously unmarked resting place be recognized.

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