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City honour for soldier killed in American Civil War

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Edniburgh Evening News
Published Date: 13 May 2008
A SOLDIER who left Edinburgh (Scotland) to fight in the American Civil War is set to have his name added to a monument honouring veterans of the conflict.
Plans have been drawn up to inscribe the name of Colonel Robert Alexander Smith , who died in Kentucky in 1862, on to the Lincoln Memorial in the Old Calton Cemetery on Waterloo Place.
What makes this unique is COL Smith fought on the side of the Confederacy.

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