Ceremony To Honor African-American Civil War Vets

A dozen African-American veterans who served in the Civil War will be remembered in a special ceremony June 19.

The Blairsville Cemetery is filled with veterans, but some of names on the gravestones are barely legible and some veterans don’t have any gravestones.

Samuel McClellen, an African-American war veteran, settled in Blairsville. His family is still there and knew about his dedication in the service. WJAC-TV spoke with his great-grandson Wednesday.

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