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Last Union soldier honored in Saxon


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SAXON, Wis. - A unique ceremony was held Saturday at the graveside of a Civil War veteran in Lake View Cemetery in Saxon.

More than 100 people watched as five members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - Old Abe Camp 8 post near Appleton, honored Chester Huntsinger, who passed away in 1914 as Iron County's last surviving Union veteran of the Civil War. Members of the area American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Vietnam Veterans Chapter of Iron County also participated with an honor guard, a bugler to play "Taps" and fire a th...