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Updated: 04/09/2014 02:20:14PM

Civil War gravestone unearthed in Osprey

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PHOTO BY KIM COOL

A second, smaller marker, believed to be a footstone to another grave, has the initials “W.H.” on it.

PHOTO BY KIM COOL

The gravestone unearthed in Osprey looks new, as if it was carved recently. The person whose name is on the gravestone is buried near Gainesville. So now historians want to know how this man’s gravestone ended up near Venice.

PHOTO BY KIM COOL

Barbara Demers saved the gravestone from being run over after it was pulled out of the ground.

By KIM COOL

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Born in 1825, John D. Young was a farmer who was commissioned as a lieutenant in Company H of the Confederate Army on April 5, 1861. Mustered out on April 6, 1862, he enlisted in Company G, Florida 5th Cavalry Battalion on Dec. 2, 1863.

From service papers he was identified as being 5 feet 11 inches tall, of fair complexion with black eyes and dark hair. For most of his life, he seems to have been a farmer in the Gainesville area, where he died on April 30, 1885.

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