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Preserving a soldier’s memory
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Local Civil War history enthusiast Jon Rupp takes time to honor James Divian at Michael Cemetery Aug. 31 in Browntown. Divan, who enlisted in the Civil War in Monroe in 1861, was the last Green County Civil War veteran to be buried in Green County. - photo by Marissa Weiher
BROWNTOWN — Even though there were no descendants of Green County’s last Civil War soldier buried in Lafayette County, about 40 people took time out of their Labor Day Weekend to help honor James Divan by attending a ceremony in his honor at Michael Cemetery Aug. 31 in Browntown.

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