RADCLIFF, Ky. (AP) -- The story of an uneducated farmer from Anderson County was buried with him in an unmarked grave in Columbia until one of his descendants unearthed the truth and fought to have him recognized.
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff recently honored the sacrifice of Burrell L. Strange Sr., dedicating a headstone in his memory.
Strange was killed in combat during the summer of 1863 while serving with the Union Army in the U.S. Civil War. He joined the Union in 1862 at age 40, leaving his family behind to serve his country.
Ron Strange, Burrell's great-great-grandson, was combing through his family genealogy in search of his great-grandparents' resting place when he stumbled on the acknowledgement of his great-great-grandfather.