Monday, May 14, 2007

Scotland in the American Civil War?

Scotland is proud of its sons who fought in the American Civil War. Yes, you read that right!

The Reverend Dr. Bill Mackie (pictured above) has organized a ceremony to honor the Scottish veterans of the American Civil War. The ceremony will take place on July 21, which is the 146th anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run. The Abraham Lincoln memorial in the Old Calton cemetery (also pictured above) in Edinburgh, Scotland will host the ceremony. Organizers expect the American Consulate General in Edinburgh to be in attendance.

This is the first I’ve heard of a foreign country honoring its citizens who fought in the American Civil War. Kudos to Scotland for reminding us of the scope of the conflict.

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