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Video - Funeral of a 1812 veteran

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  • glifencible
    Found this on YouTube. http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ntd3Voc3Oqo About This Video This 1905 film shows a city thoroughfare lined with crowds of people watching a
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 24, 2007
      Found this on YouTube.

      http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ntd3Voc3Oqo

      About This Video

      This 1905 film shows a city thoroughfare lined with crowds of people
      watching a military parade. The first group to come into view is a
      marching band, then a large formation of soldiers in the uniform of
      Rough Riders. Following them is a hearse drawn by four black horses,
      escorted by veterans of the Civil War, and horse-drawn open carriages.
      The camera position shifts and most of the paraders can be seen for a
      second time: the band, the hearse, and the Civil War veterans. Hiram
      Cronk, a veteran of the War of 1812, died at the age of 105. He was
      thought to be the last surviving veteran of that war.

      This is one of the few motion pictures available that shows real Civil
      War veterans in their original uniforms.
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