Civil War soldiers identified, names added to memorial

350 soldiers previously unknown have been identified

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Battle of Atlanta

MARIETTA, Ga. - A historian says 350 soldiers from the American Civil War, who were previously unknown, have been identified.  

The Marietta Daily Journal reports historian Brad Quinlin says the names of the 350 soldiers are going to be added to a memorial at a Georgia cemetery.  

Quinlin identified the soldiers by working with President of Marietta Confederate Cemetery Foundation Betty Hunter and hospital records.  He says the records with names came from state universities in Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina, along with Duke University and Emory University. 

The 350 soldiers were sent during the war to Marietta hospitals. 

Quinlin says Samuel Hollingsworth Stout kept 45,000 pages of hospital records that he searched through.  Stout was a general surgeon in charge of Confederate hospitals in Georgia from 1863-1964.

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