FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has an official link to the Confederacy now that the service of a Civil War veteran who died in Fremont has been recognized.
The national Sons of Confederate Veterans organization has recognized a new chapter in Fremont. And a ceremony was held Sunday at Thomas C. Sexton’s grave to recognize his service.
Sexton served in a famous Confederate unit led by Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. He was a private in Company D, 4th Virginia Infantry.
After the war, Sexton earned a medical degree and moved to Dodge County, Neb., where he lived until he died at age 100 in 1943.
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